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I read the question of why vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine is not made obligatory. I think this would be different if fewer people were willing to take the vaccine. Or would this still be the case if virtually nobody was willing to take it? Would governmental measures have been taken to make people go and get one? Is there an objective set of rules what a politician should do in this case?

More generally, if a government announces that measurements (like the possibility to be vaccinated) have been taken for the people's own good and these measurements don't have the effect a government wants (like 70% being vaccinated), can it be made obligatory to comply with the measurements (like making it obligatory to be vaccinated)? Can a new law be introduced in a short term?

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    Welcome to Politics SE! This is a site where we seek to provide factual answers to questions, and hypothetical questions are, by their very nature, impossible to answer factually. May I suggest you take the tour and visit the help center to learn more about how this SE works, and if you can edit this question to make it on-topic, then please do so.
    – Joe C
    Jun 13 at 10:55
  • @JoeC Then what about this question: politics.stackexchange.com/questions/65694/…
    – Methadont
    Jun 13 at 11:12
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    That's a question about how a well-defined political process works, which is on-topic.
    – Joe C
    Jun 13 at 11:15
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    are there examples in politics where people (or the majority of them) don't want to do something but nevertheless, measures are taken to enforce them to do this? – Define want. Nobody wants to pay taxes from an egoistical point of view, but many want people to pay taxes. There are also many cases where loud minorities win against slightly opposed majorities, e.g., I am pretty sure that the majority of the population of some countries would be in favour of banning public smoking.
    – Wrzlprmft
    Jun 13 at 12:10
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    @Methadont The difference between these two questions is straightforward. The one you linked to is about a set of rules that would automatically come into play in a certain scenario, and that has a fact-based answer. Your question is asking about a decision a politician would have to make, and that cannot have a fact-based answer.
    – Joe C
    Jun 13 at 13:30
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It's very unlikely that a Democratic government will do anything against the explicit wishes of a solid vast majority of its people. The Democratic system is designed to ensure that the government is heavily impacted by the people.

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