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WebMD’s Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, Director, Division of Medical Ethics, New York University, about the ethical issues around criticizing and triaging the unvaccinated in hospitals.
This interview originally appeared on WebMD on January 14, 202s
Fifty-five percent (55%) of Democratic voters would support a proposal for federal or state governments to fine Americans who choose not to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
– Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Democratic voters would favor a government policy requiring that citizens remain confined to their homes at all times, except for emergencies, if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
– Nearly half (48%) of Democratic voters think federal and state governments should be able to fine or imprison individuals who publicly question the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications.
– Forty-five percent (45%) of Democrats would favor governments requiring citizens to temporarily live in designated facilities or locations if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
– 47% of Democrats favor a government digital tracking program for those who won’t get the COVID-19 vaccine.
— Twenty-nine percent (29%) of Democratic voters would support temporarily removing parents’ custody of their children if parents refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine.