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Fri Sep 17, 2021, 06:10 PM

8. It's mostly bullshit these days, but there is some serious background...

Informative article about vaccine mandates in general:

https://scholarship.law.slu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi ?


Such mandatory vaccination laws might create friction with a large segment
of the American population, as a Gallup survey revealed that around thirty-five percent of Americans would not take the vaccine, even if it were free.14
In addition to concerns over the safety and efficacy of vaccines, many
people cite religious reasons for their reluctance to receive the shot.15 The
Church of Christ, Scientist, is the most well-known religious opponent of
mandatory vaccination laws, and through its lobbying efforts, has helped
to pass religious vaccine exemption laws in most states.16 While not
doctrinally mandated, prayer-based healing is central to the Christian
Science faith and has motivated the churchís efforts in lobbying for vaccine
exemptions in the past.17 In fact, the religionís main text, titled Science and
Health, focuses specifically on the connection between the miraculous
healing acts of Jesus and a mind-over-matter approach to healing, and
discourages reliance on pharmaceuticals and mainstream western
medicine.18 Outside of Christian Science, vaccine refusal is not a core tenant
of any major religion, although some religious devotees may still invoke
their faith as a reason to forgo vaccination.19 For example, many Catholics
have refused vaccinations that were created from cell lines from a
voluntarily aborted fetus.20 Some Orthodox Protestants, on the other hand,
simply claim that vaccination interferes with divine providence.21
Additionally, certain Muslims might deny a vaccine if it contains gelatin
derived from a non-halal22 animal, whereas a Buddhist might similarly reject a vaccine if its development has in any way resulted in the destruction
of any life form.


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