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Sat Jul 24, 2021, 06:59 PM

I think vaccinations should be mandatory

I don't agree with mask mandates, but the solution is obvious. Every employer should require them. Every venue should require proof of vaccination. WWII could do mandatory rationing. The casualties are about the same.
Every where you damn go you have to carry your vax card like a driver's licence. The damn things should have been smaller to fit into your wallet.

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Reply I think vaccinations should be mandatory (Original post)
Tomconroy Jul 2021 OP
LetMyPeopleVote Jul 2021 #1
I_UndergroundPanther Jul 2021 #2
leftstreet Jul 2021 #3
MontanaMama Jul 2021 #4
liberal_mama Jul 2021 #14
moonscape Jul 2021 #5
Tomconroy Jul 2021 #7
Ms. Toad Jul 2021 #9
Tomconroy Jul 2021 #10
Ms. Toad Jul 2021 #13
Cairycat Jul 2021 #6
Tomconroy Jul 2021 #8
Ms. Toad Jul 2021 #12
Tomconroy Jul 2021 #11
MiniMe Jul 2021 #15
Arazi Jul 2021 #16
MichMan Jul 2021 #17
kelly1mm Jul 2021 #18
Yavin4 Jul 2021 #19
uponit7771 Jul 2021 #20
YoshidaYui Jul 2021 #21
YoshidaYui Jul 2021 #22
marie999 Jul 2021 #23
Tomconroy Jul 2021 #25
SYFROYH Jul 2021 #24

Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 07:08 PM

1. I agree

I have a feeling that a number of employers will be requiring vaccinations

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 07:18 PM

2. Agree with you

And yeah vax cards needed to be wallet sized. Don't know why they are so big.

Also they should be harder to reproduce so fake vax cards aren't around and the card should link to a database to prove one is vaccinated and up to date.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 07:21 PM

3. I think monthly stimulus payments should be mandatory

but, yeah, that probably won't happen either

No politician under the sun is going to touch mandatory vaccinations

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 07:25 PM

4. We must have mask mandates

if vaccines aren’t mandatory.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 08:28 PM

14. I agree. If they aren't willing to mandate vaccines, they need to mandate masks

The only ones still wearing masks are vaccinated people and now we have another surge.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 07:28 PM

5. Interesting. Why do you agree with vaccine mandates

but not mask ones?

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Response to moonscape (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 07:42 PM

7. I hate masks. The Covid seemed to spread even while we were

Wearing them. I'm not up to date on the studies of how effective they are. But we know the vaccines work.


somewhere in the federal statutes there is an argument to be made for the federal government to require vaccinations. After all the CDC thought they could stop evictions. This is much less of a stretch.

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Response to Tomconroy (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 08:11 PM

9. Properly fitted cloth masks, worn consistently, are about as effective as the J&J vaccine.

N95 are more effective.

And the first major turn-down coincided with the implementation of mask mandates. You can easily confirm this by comparing dates states implemented mandates and the state curve 2-3 weeks after that mandate.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 08:13 PM

10. Ah, there you are. Does the CDC have the power

To impose a vaccine mandate?

Needed edit.

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Response to Tomconroy (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 08:27 PM

13. I posted a link farther down thread -

My brain power is limited at the moment (so far today I've had to play with obscure provisions related to trusts, future interests, civil procedure, torts, and wills), but I found an analysis of the issue (I've only skimmed it).

Here's the link (since Istill have the page open): https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R46745

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 07:31 PM

6. Vaccination should certainly be mandatory for health care workers,

in education, retail - any job where you're in contact with vulnerable people and/or the general public. And the military! Don't want my tax dollars paying for long haulers.

We might even be able to reach herd immunity if employers would put the screws to people and make them choose between jobs or jabs.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 08:07 PM

8. I can't believe the CDC can't do this.

I'm just a retired mouthpiece. Better lawyers could explain it. Ms. Toad, where are you?

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Response to Tomconroy (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 08:24 PM

12. Here's some info . . .

https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R46745

The relevant portion starts on P5. (I haven't hada chance to read it - I've got~120 students taking the bar exam on Tuesday and Wednesday who are demandng most of my brainpower). But a quick skim suggests there is a bit more wiggle room than I would have expected.)

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 08:15 PM

11. Insurance companies should increase rates

Substantially for the unvaccinated. Health insurance, life insurance? Jack up the rates! We need to go on a war time program.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 09:34 PM

16. I believe the US has laws mandating health requirements with Hansen's Disease (leprosy)

Probably can find (fairly recent) case law with TB and maybe even bubonic plague.

I think governors, and perhaps federally from Biden, have some solid legal footing to begin some enforcement on public safety grounds

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 10:14 PM

17. Perhaps the Federal government could make it a requirement of their own employees

Yet, amazingly, they have refused to do so.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 10:19 PM

18. African Americans and Hispanics, in that order, have the

Lowest vaccination rates of any ethnic group in the United States. Perhaps we should not mandate things that will further marginalize those groups?

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 10:33 PM

19. Need full FDA approval of the vaccines first.

If there was approval, we could move forward with mandatory vaccines. Starting with public employees and the military which would then motivate private employers who have to cover their employees' health insurance costs.

But, it all starts with the FDA.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 05:36 AM

20. Or recent test results, I don't wear two seatbelts for drivers who won't take precautions

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Sun Jul 25, 2021, 06:50 AM

22. Plain and ordinary masks just don't cut it

One right now can you go on amazon.com and find a myriad of different kinds of masks. There are sports team masks, lifestyle masks, masks that promote TV and movies, I have a ton of different kinds and styles of masks. I found one that fits me very well. I have met more stoners wearing this mask. People walking by going “Right on! “ And you protect yourself and others. How fun is this?


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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 06:56 AM

23. Not until the FDA approves them.

A question for a lawyer. If a company mandates a vaccine that is not FDA approved and a worker gets sick from it can the worker sue the company?

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Response to marie999 (Reply #23)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 10:41 AM

25. They can always sue. Winning is something else.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 07:07 AM

24. On one hand I agree, on the other I also support self-determination of one's body



Vaccines are intrusive whereas masks are not.

Don't get me wrong, I think 90% of the population should be vaccinated, but I'm torn between two principles I hold dear.

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