I've been asked by several people whether i thought the government will make the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination mandatory. My answer is that i doubt it because i think the push-back would be too great, however they need not make make it mandatory in order to force the issue. The government could simply further curtail our few remaining freedoms by limiting where one may go should they refuse the vaccine. No vaccine? No grocery store, no job, etc.. This is essentially what is playing out in Washington state right now.
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As the press conference went on, one question kept coming up - what about enforcement? How will you ensure Washington State residents comply and what if they don't?
The answer is as scary as many have worried about. As Putvin reports, for those businesses/individuals that don’t comply, the governor stated that he confirmed with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, there will be sanctions in civil or crimal court.
At timestamp 38:55 in the video of the press conference below, one reporter asked:
“When it comes to contact tracing, how are you guys going to handle people or families who want to refuse to test or to self isolate?
If they want to leave their home to get groceries I know you’ve said they can’t do that; how will you make sure they don’t?“
Below is Jay Inslee’s response:
“We will have attached to the families a family support person who will check in with them to see what they need on a daily basis... and help them. If they can’t get a friend to do their grocery shopping, we will help get them groceries in some fashion. If they need pharmaceuticals to be picked up, we will make sure they get their pharmaceuticals... That’s going to help encourage them to maintain their isolation too.
“As far as refusal, it just shouldn’t come to that, and it really hasn’t. We’ve had really good success when we ask people to isolate, and they’ve done so in really high percentages, so we’re happy about that, and we believe that will continue.”