Freedom or necessary
The COVID vaccine shouldn't be mandatory. If COVID had had the original 100% falling down dead predictions it had at it's very beginnings, we wouldn't even be having this debate. People would be lined up in droves to get a vaccine.
This is the only scenario where people would be voluntarily lining up in droves to get a COVID vaccine:
-->COVID was 100% every bit as deadly as originally speculated
-->Beginning of 2020 Trump, Pelosi, and every Republican and Democrat politician completely abandoned their presidential campaigns and worked together towards getting a vaccine
COVID is not as deadly as originally predicted, the Democrats lost any credibility with this line of reasoning everytime they prioritized mass BLM protests over COVID mandates, open borders over COVID recommendations, and each and every maskless time they broke their own rules.
I'm not an anti vaxxer. I'm just skeptical about getting any of the COVID vaccines. A lot of people are. For good reasons imo. Weighing the risk of side effects and death from contracting COVID vs the side effects and death from taking any of the COVID vaccines, (not to mention long term side effects), is reason enough to give me pause.
I had to ask permission of every patient, even in emergency situations. I was only allowed proceed w/o permission if the patient was unconscious. Even then, if there was an Advanced Directive, or a Do Not Resuscitate I could not intervene.
Patients have the right to refuse any treatment. Why should this be any different?