For this week, let’s consider the current debate about vaccinations. It is not a new debate, but it is especially important given the current pandemic. View the materials in the following link to a 2015 NPR story:
Boy Who Had Cancer Faces Measels Risk From the Unvaccinated
Learn more about the anti-vaccination movement here:
The anti-vaccination movement
How do we approach antivaccination attitudes?
How anti-vaccine sentiment took hold in the United States
In your original post for this weekly check-in, answer the following in at least a paragraph:
Why does Rhett Krawitt rely on other children to be vaccinated? If you had a child like Rhett, would you think the parents of his classmates have an obligation to vaccinate their children? If you had a child with a classmate like Rhett, would you ensure that your child was vaccinated even if you were unsure about it before? Do your answers to these questions align better with egalitarianism or libertarianism? Explain.
After you have created your original post, be sure to reply to at least two classmates, one who has a view similar to your own and one who has a view that differs from yours in some way. Share your thoughts about the anything new you have learned from the discussion or anything you have thought about in a new way that is related to the debate about vaccinations.