Category Pandemic

Vaccine risk vs. vaccine mandates

Maxwell Smith and Diego Silva analyze the case for the imposition of risk via vaccine mandates.

Why the “freedom” convoy is not a reason to re-think vaccine mandates

Maxwell J. Smith contests the argument that vaccine mandates should be avoided because they cause social division and unrest, as reflected by the so-called “freedom” convoy.

Vaccine Skepticism is Becoming Irrelevant

Chris Kaposy acknowledges the ethical justification for coercive COVID-19 vaccine policies, while also recognizing the danger of ceasing to view vaccine skeptics as thinking subjects.

Is There a Duty to Get Vaccinated?

Chris Kaposy examines some of the reasoning that motivates those who refuse vaccination against COVID-19 and finds much that is deficient and disturbing.

Rushed Vaccine Certificates Hurt the Young & Herd Immunity

Michael Crawford argues that implementation of immunity passports and vaccination certificates should be delayed until young adults and youths can be vaccinated: justice demands equitable access, but delay will also help reduce the risk of re-emergence, new variants, and additional long-term economic harms.