@WalkerBragman I agree that our public health takes precedent, and given the state of our politics, distrust of government is assured, so I wonder about the long term social fallout of a precedent to allow a central authority to dictate terms that directly impact our health.
@WalkerBragman I don't assume a Democrat will always be President. In this context, does the power to mandate a vaccine also translate into the power to prohibit a mandate? These are important questions to consider, and I don't claim to hold all of the answers, but I am asking them.
@WalkerBragman We ought to reach a consensus among a majority that our public health takes precedent, and that a vaccine is the first step in that direction since it reduces both the severity and transmissibility of COVID19, but this project faces significant obstacles.
@WalkerBragman First and foremost among those obstacles is trust in government. So, that's the problem, is it not? Why don't we trust government? Well, we all know our vote has a near zero impact on the decisions of a remote few that directly impact our lives.
@WalkerBragman If we could change the fundamental composition of government to broker a trust between neighbors, a vaccine mandate may be a matter of course. Vietnam and Taiwan don't appear to have these troubles. They appear to be - more or less - in accordance with one another.
@WalkerBragman Consider the pharmaceutical industry and privatized medicine: same problem. If anyone doesn't think distrust of privatized medicine doesn't factor into vaccine hesitancy, they're kidding themselves. If people could trust medicine, vaccine hesitancy would slacken.
@WalkerBragman When vaccine hesitancy slackens, the dream of universal inoculation wafts nearer, but this broadly placed emphasis on vaccines is misplaced. Public health is defined by the systems, practices and logic, or lack thereof, that define our everyday interactions.
@WalkerBragman . . . of course, World Capital, especially Corporate America is threatened by anything or anyone who suggests we must transform "the systems, practices and logic . . that define our everyday interactions."
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