No the vaccine should not be mandatory

One News reports:

The 1News Colmar Brunton poll asked whether vaccines should be made mandatory, except for those with a medical exemption. The results are as follows:

It should be made mandatory for all New Zealanders aged 12 and over: 44%

It should only be made mandatory for New Zealanders aged 18 and over: 17%

It should not be made mandatory: 35%

This shows that the majority of NZers have been scared into supporting draconian measures.

I am a huge vaccine fan. On Tuesday I became fully vaccinated with my second shot. I think any adult who chooses not be vaccinated is foolish.

But people have a right to decide for themselves their own medical treatment. The thought of the state forcing an adult to undergo medical treatment they don’t wish to, is repugnant. You can make a case for certain jobs to require vaccinations, but there is no case for forcing a medical treatment on a non consenting adult.

Likewise, Council for Civil Liberties spokesperson Thomas Beagle said it should be “the very last method” chosen.

“There’s a lot of other things we can do first before we get into coercion or forcing people,” Beagle said.

The Council for Civil Liberties should not be saying forcible vaccinations is the last method chosen. It should be saying it is never acceptable. There is a difference.

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