In many regards, the coronavirus vaccine deepened controversies and debates stemming from COVID-19 itself.
With the availability of a vaccine, there are some very loud voices on the left calling for mandatory vaccination. These individuals are proponents of vaccine passports and supportive of banning the unvaccinated from engaging in everyday life or normal society.
Certain businesses are already mandating that their workers receive the coronavirus vaccine as a condition to remain employed; some universities and college campuses are also issuing similar guidelines for their faculty members and students.
Over the weekend, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) worked to distance the federal government from any potential COVID-19 vaccine mandates, according to Washington Examiner.
The CDC on Vaccine Mandates in the United States
Yesterday, the CDC stated that the federal government won’t maintain any sort of reliance on vaccine mandates. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, declared that dependence upon vaccine mandates won’t be a factor for the CDC or the federal government.
Recently #COVID19 cases have decreased significantly, we’ve expanded eligibility for vaccination, & increased access to vaccines. We also now know that the vaccine is working in the public in the same way it worked in the clinical trials – it is over 90% effective. Terrific news! https://t.co/krswMJGnRR
— Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH (@CDCDirector) May 15, 2021
However, Walensky also pointed out that localities will ultimately determine whether or not vaccine mandates go into effect. After stating that any potential mandatory vaccinations will be “locally driven,” the CDC director stated that it’s important for Americans to be “honest” regarding their adherence to the organization’s latest guidelines.
Once you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
— CDC (@CDCgov) May 14, 2021
Just recently, the CDC declared that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear face coverings; moreover, the organization maintains that individuals who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated should continue wearing their masks.
Fatigue with CDC Guidelines
Many Americans have grown fatigued with the various statements and guidelines from the CDC.
To some people, the messages being put out from the CDC raise questions about consistency. For instance, there are debates about why the CDC waited until recently to say that vaccinated individuals are OK to go maskless; after all, there was a time when the CDC stated that fully-immunized people should continue wearing face coverings.
BREAKING REPORT: Gov. Ron DeSantis says Florida WILL NOT CAVE TO PRESSURE on Removing Ban on ‘Vaccine Passports’…
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) May 14, 2021
Conversations about vaccine passports and banning unvaccinated folks from society have only increased the temperature regarding CDC guidelines and other matters. A growing number of Americans believe that people should make their own choices and live their lives, regardless of the input from the CDC.
Interestingly enough, many of the loudest advocates of “following the science” are now in breach of CDC guidelines. Numerous amounts of leftists have taken to social media, announcing their choices to keep masking up, despite being fully vaccinated.
What do you think about the latest remarks from the CDC on vaccine mandates, who should wear a mask, etc.? Do you view the CDC as a credible organization worth listening to at this point? Give us your views about these matters in the comments section below.