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Vulnerabilities aside, are the vaccines protective or aren't they? If they

.. are, then, once available to everyone who wants one, why need we mandate or force the vaccine on the unvaccinated? To protect the perhaps one in 1000 of them that might die IF they contract it? I'm not much of one for "protecting people from themselves" at any risk level, but one in 1,000 (and one in 10,000, if that, for college aged individuals) seems like a pretty remote risk for the government to be stepping in and taking away individual choice, particularly when you were talking about, in some demographics, as much as a one in 1000-3000 risk of cardiac events. To me, that's a balance of risks that argues, if not in favor of outright vaccine refusal, at least in favor of giving people a real "choice" (and I use that word in the legal term of art sense).

As for those individuals who have actual vulnerabilities.. I was, myself, such an individual at one point in my life-- severely immunocompromised to the point that I feared getting ANY cold/flu/etc. And, while I and others like me certainly appreciate the sentiment, we generally didn't/don't expect the entire rest of the world to stand on its head for us. When you are in that minority you take appropriate precautions for yourself and avoid hazardous situations.

And if it's NOT a small minority that can't get the vax because they might be harmed by it-- in other words if there are a significant number of such people-- Then doesn't that raise some pretty significant questions about vaccine safety?
[Post edited by EAPo at 07/09/2021 1:32PM]

(In response to this post by Toolie92)

Posted: 07/09/2021 at 1:27PM


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