The United States has a great history of introducing vaccines. Why should COVID change this?


Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and numerous other politicians recently called for regulation to remove all vaccination obligations. They did not take into account the impact of this decision on the health and well-being of our country. In some professions, vaccination is always highly recommended as a working condition.

With-it both cases, as with other immunization requirements, allowances and adjustments are made for people who are physically unable to immunize or have genuine religious beliefs. This exception must exist. Nobody advocates their removal.

Another example is the military. Vaccination is compulsory for everyone who participates in the collection. The military is aware of the danger of infectious diseases for troopers living nearby and/or in unsanitary conditions. George Washington asked his army for a raw smallpox vaccine.

At the time, the disease was widespread in the American colonies, and he feared that it would crush his army. Volunteers are reluctant to join the US military because of the risk of contracting smallpox. Historiographers claim that the deaths of British soldiers in the Battle of Saratoga, a significant American event in the War of Independence, caused massive losses of British soldiers from smallpox.

In order not to succeed, the disease does not go away but persists in other countries that do not have the funds or aspirations to organize large-scale vaccination campaigns. You are travelling by plane or on vacation.

If you drop high vaccination claims, the disease will return. And when that happens, the cost of treating the disease is high in terms of direct medical costs and lost productivity. A high level of immunization strengthens our economy and benefits everyone. Think of a community member who remembers a family member who has had or lost polio. The polio vaccine is another public health victory.