It’s time to declare victory and come home. As is the case with flu shots, allow people to decide whether or not they want to take the jab each year or every few months or whatever the recommended schedule is. The Biden administration gets a win, Big Pharma secures another perpetual income stream, people who want peace of mind get it, and people who don’t want the shot are allowed to retain their bodily integrity.
If entities discriminate against clients or customers based on Covid vaccination status, the resulting disparate impact is going to create some very *ahem* problematic optics. A Wal-Mart greeter turns a young black woman away at the door just after waving an elderly white man through. In the cellphone video of the occurrence that goes viral an hour later, the aggrieved young black woman has creatively claimed Monty Burns entering ahead of her hasn’t been vaccinated either. Uh oh. The Narrative has a problem on its hands.
Then again, those of us who think freedom of association is a fundamental principle upon which this country is founded may be advised to take our victories where we can get them. If the unvaccinated need not be waited on then the cake doesn’t need to be baked, either.