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America is the land of the free, and in the land of the free, it is almost impossible to imagine wanting to force individuals to get vaccinated in order to live in society.
Yesterday, the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) suspended the implementation of the Biden vaccine mandate after a federal court blocked the measure. The news gives some comfort to those of us who advocate for freedom.
Biden’s mandate required businesses with more than 100 workers to mandate vaccinations for their employees. Fortunately, the U.S. Fifth Circuit temporarily stayed the president’s measure.
The Democrat administration’s attempt is a complete folly that breaks the laws of this country. What they are trying to do is to put out of work, out of education, and out of a social life people who are not even sick and who, in many cases, already have a natural immunity to Covid.
People should not be confused, this is not about locking down sick people who infect and kill healthy people. We are talking about healthy people whose working and social lives are being taken away from them because they have not been vaccinated. We are also talking about people who have already been infected and therefore have antibodies or people who have medical conditions and for whom the possible effects of the vaccine are more dangerous than a possible contagion.
Curiously enough, the advocates of these totalitarian measures that seek to confine those who do not take a vaccine are in fact the most anti-vaccine and anti-science. If we understand that the vaccine reduces to almost zero the probability of death from Covid, what is then the obsession with physically isolating those not getting vaccinated? Whoever wants to be shielded, via vaccine, will take it and will already be protected. The unvaccinated does not represent any threat to the vaccinated.
The vaccine does not eliminate the possibility of contagion, but it reduces the symptoms and practically eliminates the possibility of death from Covid. The idea that the non-vaccinated infect the vaccinated is also not a valid argument for locking people up. The vaccine, in any case, does not eliminate contagion.
This is an important battle. We are talking about taking away the right to work and study from a large part of society, which represents absolutely no mortal danger to the vaccinated. At the end of the day, they want to take away their right to live in freedom.
Vanessa Vallejo. Co-editor-in-chief of El American. Economist. Podcaster. Political and economic analysis of America. Colombian exile in the United States // Vanessa Vallejo. Co-editora en jefe de El American. Economista. Podcaster. Análisis político y económico de América. Colombiana exiliada en EE. UU.