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Let’s Restore the Public Good to a Place of Honor and End Vaccination Exemptions Other Than Those Absolutely Necessary

By verdict.justia.com

The United States is racing toward rolling back our amazing record on ending childhood diseases like measles through the states’ generous exemptions for religious and philosophical objectors. We arRead full story

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  • I admire the commitment to religious liberty in the US but it's certainly fair to question whether individual beliefs that lead to greater health risks among the public should really be a priority protected by the law. The argument, made here, that religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccines lead

    I admire the commitment to religious liberty in the US but it's certainly fair to question whether individual beliefs that lead to greater health risks among the public should really be a priority protected by the law. The argument, made here, that religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccines lead to lowered herd immunity is compelling.

    But I doubt believers will see any earthly claim made by mortals as valid compared to what they believe to be a deity's dictates. So, maybe editorials like these are just exercises in preaching to the choir—like a lot of other writing admittedly. For this argument to move those who need convincing, it needs to be advanced by religious leaders who could formulate vaccination as an act of public good.

  • 100% agree with this article. Your rights end when they infringe on others’— in this case, the right to religious liberty ends when it would create a public health problem. The excess of religious and so-called “moral” exemptions for vaccination are actively harming the country, and despite their good

    100% agree with this article. Your rights end when they infringe on others’— in this case, the right to religious liberty ends when it would create a public health problem. The excess of religious and so-called “moral” exemptions for vaccination are actively harming the country, and despite their good intentions, cold hard reality shows us that they cannot be permitted.

    The only acceptable reason for someone not to be vaccinated is if they medically can’t be— period.

    “The United States is racing toward rolling back our amazing record on ending childhood diseases like measles through the states’ generous exemptions for religious and philosophical objectors. We are going to lose ‘herd immunity’ and have more serious and potentially deadly diseases among us due to these misguided exemptions. These exemptions are a direct attack on the larger public good.”

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