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I understand why some people are nervous about a Covid vaccine, but open debate is the answer… NOT making immunisation compulsory

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The good news is that it looks as if we will soon be able to access a safe and effective vaccine to protect us from the coronavirus. The bad news is that there are plans afoot to criminalise views that oppose this vaccine. And even worse, there is a lot of chatter percolating from official sources that suggests that some want to make vaccination mandatory.

YouGov has just published a truly terrifying poll that asked, “Once a coronavirus vaccine is available, would you support or oppose the government making it legally compulsory for all people in Britain to be vaccinated?” Alarmingly, 49 percent of those who were surveyed said they would support such a move.

Only 34 percent of those polled by YouGov stated that they opposed legally compelling people to be vaccinated. And that is worrying news.

Of course, polls only indicate part of the story. They represent off-the-cuff reactions to a question. Yet, the very fact that compulsory vaccination has become a focus for polling indicates that it has become an issue in society.

Compulsory vaccination represents a serious attack on people’s right to make decisions about matters that directly affect their body. It violates the principle of bodily integrity, which is the right of each human being to exercise self-determination over their own body.

The freedom to make a choice about whether or not to accept a health intervention........

© RT.com

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