It’s personal

So, let’s make the pandemic worse, yes?

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) on Monday issued an executive order blocking local governments from requiring COVID vaccinations for worker, AZ Central reports.

What to do – reduce the spread of a lethal virus? Or increase it? Let’s go with increase.

Ducey’s move follows the Tucson City Council’s sweeping 6-1 vote that would “require that city employees must show proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Aug. 24, or face a five-day suspension without pay and possibly higher health-insurance premiums.”

Why would the City Council do that? To reduce the spread of the virus. Apparently that’s a bad thing to do?

Matt Burdick, a Tucson city spokesperson, also pushed back against Ducey’s order.

“It is the surest form of protection against COVID-19,” Burdick said in an email. “However, we recognize that obtaining a vaccine is a personal health decision.”

Yes, but no. Yes, it is literally that, but it’s not only that. It’s personal but it’s not only personal. It’s a personal decision that affects other people. It’s childish to keep pretending not to know that. Personal decisions can affect other people. If you make a personal decision to throw heavy objects around in a crowded room, you’re likely to injure other people.

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