And all she had to do was where her mask, or act like and adult and leave.
What are the costs of preventing unvaccinated people from working? Will this hurt communities of color?
This post implies that there is significant similarity between smallpox and covid. This argument has zero basis in reality or fact.
My point is that there is a balance to be made. If a disease is serious enough, I would support deastic measures that take away civil rights. Innthe case of covid (especially as the pandemic is waning), we aren't anywhere close to this point.
COVID-19 has generated a huge mortality toll in the United States, with a disproportionate number of deaths occurring among the Black and Latino populations. Measures of life expectancy quantify these disparities in an easily interpretable way. We project that COVID-19 will reduce US life expectancy in 2020 by 1.13 y. Estimated reductions for the Black and Latino populations are 3 to 4 times that for Whites. Consequently, COVID-19 is expected to reverse over 10 y of progress made in closing the Black−White gap in life expectancy and reduce the previous Latino mortality advantage by over 70%. Some reduction in life expectancy may persist beyond 2020 because of continued COVID-19 mortality and long-term health, social, and economic impacts of the pandemic.
Right... And please do tell, what are your doctorate credentials in exactly?
Just for the fun of it what is your opinion what should be the number of deaths before we mandate shots?
So if 700,000 plus is not enough what number would you pick for the government to act????
Is a million enough or ten millions or.............
Take note that some patients in some states are finding it very hard to get the care they needed from cancer and heart attacks and car wrecks due to the hospitals being full up by anti vacciners.
“I don’t believe in most medical lawsuits but in this case I would definitely be talking to an attorney . . .
These issues are amplified in minority communities, some people see a connection to Tuskegee and understandably suspect forced public health.
(...) “It's ‘Oh, Tuskegee, Tuskegee, Tuskegee,’ and it's mentioned every single time,” says Karen Lincoln, a professor of social work at the University of Southern California. “We make these assumptions that it's Tuskegee. We don't ask people.”
When she asks the Black seniors she works with in Los Angeles about the vaccine, Tuskegee rarely comes up. People in the community are more interested in talking about contemporary racism and barriers to health care, she says, while it seems to be mainly academics and officials who are preoccupied with the history of Tuskegee.
“It's a scapegoat,” Lincoln says. “It’s an excuse. If you continue to use it as a way of explaining why many African Americans are hesitant, it almost absolves you of having to learn more, do more, involve other people – admit that racism is actually a thing today.” (...)
The key to addressing this mistrust requires a paradigm shift, says Warren of Tuskegee University. If you want Black people to trust doctors and trust the vaccine, don’t blame them for distrusting it, he says. The obligation is on health institutions to first show they are trustworthy: to listen, take responsibility, show accountability and stop making excuses. That, he adds, means providing information about the vaccine without being paternalistic and making it easier to access in Black communities.