Category Vaccine

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. 

The Legislative Roots of Ontario’s COVID-19 Failure

Chris Kaposy compares the legislative processes for declaring and managing the pandemic responses in Ontario and in Newfoundland and Labrador and suggests that empowering Chief Medical Officers of Health makes for better public health decision-making.