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Why are COVID-19 vaccine mandates considered a source of racism in the US? [closed]

I've been reading a bit on the history of vaccine mandates, and it seems that multiple prominent groups have asserted that vaccine mandates are racist against minorities. I've read about the Tuskegee ...
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What efforts have been made to convince UK nurses etc to get vaccinated?

The Guardian reports that "nursing and midwifery leaders" have called to delay the Covid vaccination for everyone working in a health setting in the UK to avoid people being dismissed from ...
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Does the Supreme Court have a responsibility to save lives?

Listening to the Oral Arguments in Biden v. Missouri (whether to stay the injunction against the CMS vaccine mandate), I heard a line of argument by some of the justices that seemed (to me, a ...
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Why do parts of the community object to mandatory vaccination, when practically all of them were vaccinated as children? [closed]

For what reasons do such a noticeable percentage of the community object to mandatory vaccination for COVID-19, when practically all of them were vaccinated for things like measles, chicken pox, when ...
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Are there countries where being non-vaccinated disqualifies you from "standard" health insurance coverage (for that particular disease)?

Reading the latest news on Greece imposing fines on the non-vaccinated: "It's not a punishment," Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told his cabinet in a televised meeting. "I ...
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Why do countries like India donate so many covid-19 vaccines when they have such a large population?

India has a population of more than 1.3 billion people, with about 42% of its population vaccinated. Considering it still, has a long way to go in vaccinations and the potential requirement of a ...
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What "processing" is necessary when releasing documents for a FOIA request?

The story is online: https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/wait-what-fda-wants-55-years-process-foia-request-over-vaccine-data-2021-11-18/ Overall it looks like the FDA can process 500 pages per ...
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Has Olaf Scholz made any comments about the proposed Covid-19 vaccines TRIPS waiver?

There have been calls for him to personally take a stance on the matter of the proposed TRIPS waiver for Covid-19 vaccines patents. The calls were in fact addressed to a few other potential future ...
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Is there any study that tries to quantify the impact of Russian government support for anti vaccination?

Recently, the Russian government threatened to ban YouTube if it does not reinstate two German-language channels backed by the Russian state that were deleted for violating Covid misinformation ...
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How do vaccination rates compare between Israelis vs Palestinians in Israel?

Much has been made of the high and effective levels of vaccination in Israel - which has been seen as a lead country in the battle against Covid. How do these levels vary between Israelis and ...
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Political & electoral fallout from low vaxx rates among Republicans? [closed]

CNN published an article yesterday that outlined how states with the lowest vaccination rates, highest case rates, and (critical to this question), highest death rates are all run by Republican ...
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Why is there strong opposition against vaccination and COVID-19 measures in Greece?

In Greece there is strong opposition against vaccines and any COVID-19 measures. Also, there's strong opposition against mandatory vaccination for health workers. But I do not understand why there's ...
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Why has the Greek goverment removed unvaccinated doctors from their positions until vaccinated?

According to a recent law, the Greek Government now mandates vaccination against Covid-19 for doctors and workers in elderly-care homes and medical staff. If they are not vaccinated they are removed ...
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Why is Spain not legislating vaccine-status check measures, after executive attempts to impose those were defeated in courts?

According to The Local (ES): The reasoning of [Spanish] judges, both regional and national, is that having to prove Covid vaccination, testing or recovery status to enter a bar or visit a museum ...
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Has Russia offered an official explanation for dropping vaccination QR-code checks?

According to the Moscow Times (which is financed by a Dutch press conglomerate whose Russian-language publications Russia declares to be "foreign agents") As the highly transmissible Delta ...
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COVID-19: Why did the J & J vaccine disappeared in the U.S? [closed]

Update: My significant other finally was able to get the J&J vaccine on October 15th, which is at least a partial answer here. But in discussing it with a pharmacist, who had told me that they had ...
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Has China approved (any) Western vaccines for travel purposes?

Back when they had launched their vaccine travel passport in March, China only included its own vaccines in their green list. I see that Pfizer is still struggling to obtain approval in China for ...
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Why doesn't Canada recognize the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine? [closed]

According to cbc.ca: The government of Canada's website lists which vaccines are recognized for the purposes of travel — Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca-Oxford, and Johnson and Johnson — and ...
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Can the federal government withhold money from states that refuse to institute vaccine mandates?

Could Congress pass a law that revoked some of a states funding until they mandate vaccines, or can the federal government not withhold funding to get states to pass laws?
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What happened to the vaccine panels that were planned by Democratic leaders back in 2020?

Governor Inslee of Washington promised to create a panel of experts to review the safety of vaccines back in October 2020: Washington will be joining other western states to take steps to review the ...
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What's the most extreme way the states of the United States can ensure compliance to a vaccine mandate for all adults? [closed]

What's the most extreme way the states of the United States can insure compliance to a vaccine mandate for all adults? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobson_v._Massachusetts Jacobson v. ...
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Why are Democrats fighting so hard to vaccinate the reluctant?

Even though safe and effective COVID vaccines have been given emergency use authorization in the US, some people are still reluctant to receive them, over safety concerns, preference for "natural ...
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Why do many countries not allow the free market to distribute vaccines?

I live in Indonesia. In Indonesia, the government prohibits the private sector from distributing vaccines, as far as I'm aware. So the government distribute vaccines, and the process is extremely slow....
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Do any world leaders have their image featured on vaccination certificates?

Prime minister Modi of India's image is featured on most (if not all) vaccination certificates. Do any other world leaders print their own image on such certificates? Failing that, do other leaders ...
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Why is there so much reluctance to make the COVID vaccine mandatory for adults?

For all the talk on how its important for everyone to get vaccinated, not a single country has so far made the COVID vaccine mandatory for adults. Some states are making it mandatory for college ...
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Is there any country whose laws would explicitly allow or disallow mandatory vaccinations for adults

After reading this question about the possibility to impose mandatory vaccinations in the US I wondered what is the situation around the world apart from the US. Mandatory treatment is forbidden by ...
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Can the federal government mandate vaccinations?

Would a federal vaccine mandate violate the rights of the states, or would it be within the scope of the federal government?
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Why doesn't India mass-produce COVID-19 vaccines?

I read (mirror): [January 5, 2021] India has one of the largest vaccine manufacturing capacities in the world (including the largest vaccine producer - Serum Institute of India) and has secured ...
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Why hasn't the EU approved Russia's COVID vaccine yet? [closed]

Hungary started to administer the Russain-developed Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines recently while the EU did not authorize it yet (see e.g. https://www.euronews.com/2021/02/20/sputnik-v-why-hasn-t-the-eu-...
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EU Vaccine export controls - what actually happened?

I've seen quite a few news reports recently over the EU's introduction of new export rules to control vaccines leaving the bloc. The BBC is a British outlet and perhaps, given Brexit, may put a more ...
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100 million people vaccinated in 100 days? [closed]

article here The Biden administration is trying to dampen expectations about the vaccine. But, the numbers still don't add up. If 100 million shots are administered, some of those shots will go to ...
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How will the vaccine be given in the US? [closed]

The UK decision has been to go for one-jab followed by a 12-week wait for the second - based on the theory that it is better for overall public health to begin by getting one-shot into twice the ...
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Can states buy vaccines directly from the manufacturers?

New York and Michigan have been requesting to purchase vaccines directly from the manufacturers. From NBC News' reporting: No can do, Pfizer replied. While the company is ready to collaborate with ...
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Will the COVID vaccines from China be unavailable in the US for political reasons?

I've so far never read any news stories about the "old-fashioned" inactivated-virus vaccines from China, such as Sinovac and Sinopharm, being made available in the United States, even once ...
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Coronavirus vaccine distribution restrictions in the USA

Each US state is required to develop a detailed plan for distribution of Coronavirus vaccine. Those plans were due on Nov 1 2020. It appears that the vaccine distribution to the more generalized ...
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COVID-19 Vaccine: State Distribution plans versus Federal Distribution Plans

HHS 10/16/2020 To meet the Trump Administration's Operation Warp Speed (OWS) goals, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense today announced agreements with ...
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Which governments have carried out programmes of forcible vaccination and when?

In 1904, some 16 years after the law abolishing slavery, the government of Brazil ordered "sanitary brigades" accompanied by police units to enter homes in Rio de Janeiro and vaccinate ...
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Can congress/president make the COVID19 vaccine mandatory in the US? Are there any national precedents concerning mandatory vaccination?

Background Human clinical trials to determine the safety and efficacy of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 started as early as March, and currently, 10 have reached final states of testing according to 1. ...
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Libertarians and vaccines

This is yet another "How do Libertarians handle ______" question. It was inspired by this comment. Vaccines are effective for almost everyone who receives them, but not everyone is able to be ...
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Is opposition to vaccination correlated with other political beliefs?

The article Debate over vaccine requirements forges strange alliance states that opposition to vaccination (or government-mandated vaccination) doesn't seem to be a Democrat versus Republican, or ...
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