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COVID-19 Vaccination And The Social Contract

Op-Ed By Steven Bezaire for BIZ X Magazine

It is as mournful as it is disconcerting that such a large segment of our population is disinclined, or outright refuses, to avail themselves of any of the free COVID-19 vaccinations supplied by our government to fight this pandemic.

Taking the vaccine is the right, and patriotic, thing to do.

Failure or refusal to do so, without medical justification, however, is not merely a matter of personal choice, a simple “I’ll do me, you do you” proposition — it is the narrow-minded and ungenerous act of people who do not understand the privileges and commitments of democracy…..