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Justices won't block vaccine mandate for NY health workers

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In his dissent, Gorsuch drew a link between the health care workers and the World War II-era Jehovah's Witnesses

The inference is that anti-vaxxers are like members of an apocalyptic religious cult.

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Who wants to hire a healthcare worker that doesn't believe in science?

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So now more people are going to quit.

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So now more people are going to quit.

That's ok. Keeps them away.

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That's ok. Keeps them away.

Yeah, make things worse in an already struggling city. Train someone that doesn’t have the experience of someone that has been on their jobs for over 20 years. At least there’s a silver lining to all of this, DeBlasio is out and hopefully that city can make a comeback to what it once was back in the 90’s.

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I don’t need to. The phrase is accurate and succinct. The vaccine has passed phase 3 trials of the FDA, the world-wide gold standard of drug safety. It’s safe. Oh, yeah and it works. Thus the phrase “proven safe and effective vaccine”

And don’t make me laugh. One cannot possibly be pro-vaccine and anti COVID vaccine if one is cognitive and willing to follow the science. It’s just farcical.

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The major religions don't have a problem with vaccines per se. There are a few caveats with regard to the ingredients and origins of specific vaccine components, but as vaccines did not exist when most major religious texts were fixed into tradition, there are few grounds for religious opt-outs.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5141457/

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The vaccine has passed phase 3 trials of the FDA

A vaccine called Comirnaty passed and got FDA approval. The one that's being forced on people is, according to the FDA, "legally distinct". So the one being mandated currently has a liability shield. That's a problem.

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Move to, Florida NY health care workers, you will have freedom there.

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Is anyone here surprised by this? The Supreme Court ruled vaccine mandates were constitutional over a hundred years ago.

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The AvengerDec. 14  07:24 am JST

Who wants to hire a healthcare worker that doesn't believe in science?

Makes you wonder how they ever got their college degrees, doesn't it? It's a matter of know-how and their DUTY. Not to mention their job.

ReynardFoxDec. 14  10:28 pm JST

Is anyone here surprised by this? The Supreme Court ruled vaccine mandates were constitutional over a hundred years ago.

It's just common sense.

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Taken straight from the Wikipedia

Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905), was a United States Supreme Courtcase in which the Court upheld the authority of states to enforce compulsory vaccination laws. The Court's decision articulated the view that individual liberty is not absolute and is subject to the police power of the state.

Regarding the constitutionality of mandatory vaccines, the court wrote:

“in every well ordered society charged with the duty of conserving the safety of its members the rights of the individual in respect of his liberty may at times, under the pressure of great dangers, be subjected to such restraint, to be enforced by reasonable regulations, as the safety of the general public may demand

And regarding the abridging of individual liberties for the good of society, the court also wrote:

 "[r]eal liberty for all could not exist under the operation of a principle which recognizes the right of each individual person to use his own [liberty], whether in respect of his person or his property, regardless of the injury that may be done to others."

To put it another way: “Your right to swing your fists ends at the tip of my nose”.

To put it yet ANOTHER way: “Your right to refuse a vaccine ends when that right puts the lives and safety of the public in danger.”

And because conservatives love and respect the powers of the Supreme Court to decide in constitutional issues as set down by the Founding Fathers, this conversation must certainly be at an end, no?

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And regarding the abridging of individual liberties for the good of society, the court also wrote:

 "[r]eal liberty for all could not exist under the operation of a principle which recognizes the right of each individual person to use his own [liberty], whether in respect of his person or his property, regardless of the injury that may be done to others."

To put it another way: “Your right to swing your fists ends at the tip of my nose”.

To put it yet ANOTHER way: “Your right to refuse a vaccine ends when that right puts the lives and safety of the public in danger.”

And because conservatives love and respect the powers of the Supreme Court to decide in constitutional issues as set down by the Founding Fathers, this conversation must certainly be at an end, no?

And nobody has the right to be a danger to others around the. That applies to aggressive behavior, disease and yes guns.

Anyway, CoVid-19 knows no partisan beliefs, knows no boundaries. it's not a 'liberal' or 'conservative' issue, it's a MORAL obligation. It's wrong to steal, murder, rape, etc. and it's wrong to play God with the lives of people around you. We have the tools now to fight the virus and it's the DUTY of all of us as people of planet Earth to do what we have to.

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ReynardFoxDec. 15  05:32 am JST

To put it another way: “Your right to swing your fists ends at the tip of my nose”.

To put it yet ANOTHER way: “Your right to refuse a vaccine ends when that right puts the lives and safety of the public in danger.”

And because conservatives love and respect the powers of the Supreme Court to decide in constitutional issues as set down by the Founding Fathers, this conversation must certainly be at an end, no?

No.

This case only upholds fining those who might refuse a vaccine.

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