The needle is needed: Vaccine refusal is costing America dearly; mandates are a necessary last resort

The needle is needed: Vaccine refusal is costing America dearly; mandates are a necessary last resort

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By leaving the lower ruling in place, Barrett seconded the unanimous decision of a federal appeals court in Chicago. Reagan-appointed Judge Frank Easterbrook wrote: “Each university may decide what is necessary to keep other students safe in a congregate setting. Health exams and vaccinations against other diseases (measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, varicella, meningitis, influenza and more) are common requirements of higher education. Vaccination protects not only the vaccinated persons but also those who come in contact with them, and at a university close contact is inevitable.” He pointed to the Supreme Court’s 1905 decision upholding a Massachusetts law requiring all residents get vaccinated against smallpox or pay a fine. (Indiana, by contrast, allows for medical, religious or conscience-based objections, opening loopholes that are probably too large.)

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Sasha Terry