It’s going to take more than scare tactics to convince the vaccine resisters among us https://t.co/c8RakAFcF9
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) November 26, 2021
Via Martina Devlin in the Irish Independent:
The Czech Medical Chamber is calling on the government to introduce mandatory vaccination for all adults, as in Austria, its neighbour to the south, which is imposing compulsory vaccinations for all adults from February 1.
While Ireland has no stomach for mandatory vaccination, and compliance is high in any event, there are parallel issues that need to be debated. For example, the question of an individual’s data protection versus whether people have a right to know if they are interacting regularly with someone who is unvaccinated. Are anti-vaxxer rights impinging on the rights of others to work or avail of services in a safe environment?
An employer has a duty of care toward employees, but how can they guarantee a safe working environment if they aren’t allowed to ask if staff are vaccinated? An unvaccinated chef can prepare and cook food, an unvaccinated waiter can serve it, but a customer must have a Covid pass to eat it. Such illogicalities are difficult to defend.
“There’s a debate about year three by the way, should there be forced vaccines on people if this hesitancy persists. It’s a tricky thing. [WHO’s] Mike Ryan, who you may have seen yesterday, said don’t do that, that is the last resort here, you know? It’s still all about cajoling and trying to convince people to take up the vaccine.”
Professor Luke O’Neill, on Newstalk yesterday.
Earlier: Booster Boom