By Nowell, Henry: I have got to be honest with you, I’m a medical doctor. And when you talk about school outbreaks that don’t happen because of vaccinations, I think that’s a great thing.
The one — the flaw in this, which I think that we need to fix, is if you don’t have your child immunized, you get a choice to not have them. But your child shouldn’t have to get a choice. Your child should have a choice.
You shouldn’t be immunized if you’re going to be spreading diseases that can kill people. That’s why we need immunization. And that’s why it’s important to fight against vaccinine hesitancy.
Yes, I support the president and his decision to permit a religious exemption for employees. I would not allow a religious exemption for my employer, myself, my family, or my employer.
And I think right now, it makes the economy more healthy and more productive when parents have greater access to vaccines. If we can get that vaccination rate up, then the economy benefits and then we don’t have to worry about an outbreak, which then we don’t have to worry about the costs.
And the cost is not just parents having to sit in the waiting room. The cost is everybody paying for it, because it’s very expensive. Once you’re treating people with things like typhoid, your costs go up and up. And I want to make sure we get that vaccination level up.
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