Anti-vaxxers will have to pay up if they want to reject public health guidance
Like many Americans, I have grown tired of anti-vaxxer bravado.
Suddenly, the people who bragged they’d reject Covid-19 vaccines at all costs — and in the name of so-called liberty — are now beside themselves because they can’t eat indoors at their favorite salad bar unvaccinated. Evidently, the revolution is prepared for many things, but eating stale croutons on a park bench is a bridge too far.
The FDA’s approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine last month allowed business owners and school administrators to require vaccination for patrons, employees and students. Since then, vaccine mandates have been instituted across the country to stop the latest spike in coronavirus cases and deaths.
Nonetheless, it’s likely you know at least one person who is eager to tell you everything they’d do before taking any of the coronavirus vaccines. And while the decision to get vaccinated is not personal — it is literally a matter of public health — it’s a decision Americans are being allowed to make. Going forward, however, those who reject safe and effective coronavirus vaccines may find it quite costly.