Vaccine Refusal Will End When Businesses Start Telling People No
Marketplace solutions, not government actions, will likely get us to herd immunity
People are worried about Covid-19 vaccine refusal. I am not concerned at all. Don’t stress. People are ready to get their lives back, and the Covid-19 vaccine is the golden ticket to the future.
The answer, I think, is yes. People will get vaccinated. Here is why.
Back in April, Emily Mullin wrote an outstanding yet disturbing story covering immunity passports. The basic concept is those who have immunity through a previous infection or vaccine-induced antibody conversion will have a dystopian economic advantage. Her article haunted me from the first time I saw it. If you have not read it, check it out.
Emily Mullin’s story was ahead of its time, but now the reality of immunity passports may be coming to fruition. Humans are ready to return to normalcy, and, like it or not, many private companies are going to require proof of immunity to participate in certain aspects of society.
People express fears and concerns over the vaccine approval process. The safety and efficacy of the currently approved Covid-19 vaccines are highly encouraging. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a strict protocol for vaccine approval. Enough data to qualify for emergency use authorization of the Covid-19 vaccines was made possible because of the substantial $10 billion financial investment combined with the virus’s high prevalence worldwide. The FDA did not rush the vaccine approval. It was well-funded, and there were a massive number of trial candidates.
An effective vaccine is only useful if people get it
Public support for vaccination is already changing. Many workers prefer an employee vaccination mandate. This CNBC poll shows the rapidly changing public perceptions.