The following article was written by Lawrence Solomon for Epoch Times. It was first published on March 11, 2021 but was updated on March 21, 2021.
In this article, Solomon offers a view of the extent of vaccine hesitancy among health care workers, not only in the United States, but also in India, France, Sweden, Austria, and Germany. Solomon goes on to explain why healthcare workers are hesitant to take the vaccine, “workers don’t fully trust the data, or those who deliver the data”. The author also says that in order for the government to overcome the trust barrier, they will need to “lift the censorship, industry would need to subject its studies to independent scrutiny, and all would need to engage in reasoned debate rather than ‘trust-us’ assurances”.
Editor’s Note: We wholeheartedly agree with Solomon’s conclusion. If governments want to decrease vaccine hesitancy, they need to start treating their citizens are adults who can make decisions for themselves.
Governments need to stop saying that vaccine hesitation happens only to the uneducated and the misinformed, because as this article shows us, it is the very people who are directly affected by the corona panic who do not believe that the benefits of the vaccine is greater than its risks. Governments will also need to realize that some people are not willing to accept the risk, no matter how small these are. As adults, we must realize that we all have the right to make choices based on our personal circumstances, and that our governments must protect and respect these decisions.
In the Philippines, as well as the rest of the world, mandatory vaccination using experimental COVID vaccines is prohibited. No employer must use vaccination as a condition for continued employment. If you are experiencing coercion from your employer, then know that national laws and the court should be able to protect your rights.
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