President Biden has required COVID-19 vaccinations across much of the US workforce, reaching nearly 100 million workers. Opponents call it unconstitutional, a violation of personal freedom, and even “un-American.” The truth is that vaccine mandates are lawful and deeply entrenched in US history and values. They constitute a “wider freedom” so that everyone in society can feel safer where they work, learn, worship, and live.
JAMA Health Forum, 2021;2(10):e213852.
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Gostin, Lawrence O., "COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates—A Wider Freedom" (2021). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 2416.