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Will America resort to compulsory vaccination of citizens? .. Vaccination rates do not exceed 50%

With experts insisting that more than 70 percent of people need to be vaccinated to gain immunity against COVID-19, mandatory vaccination is emerging as a weapon in the fight against viral variants in the United States.


The “Voice of America” website says that mandatory vaccination has become a subject of sharp legal debate in the United States after vaccination rates have slowed and reached nearly 50%, at a time when the delta variable is spreading dramatically, and the site pointed out that an increasing number of institutions, including Schools, colleges, and private companies are seeking to compel their affiliates to get the vaccine before next fall.


And the obligation to obtain the vaccine against Covid-19 is a subject of constant debate, as its supporters say that the idea is the only way to vaccinate millions of more adults and children, while opponents see this as a violation of personal freedoms and potentially dangerous for some people.


And Al-Hurra channel published that the White House's chief medical advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, supports mandatory access to the Corona virus.


"I was of that opinion, and I still hold that opinion," he told CNN. "There should be more mandates."


In recent months, lawmakers in Republican-controlled states have introduced more than 100 bills that would ban mandatory vaccinations for schools and employers as well as so-called vaccine passports for travel and other services, according to a tally from the National Academy of Government Health Policy.


While the power of schools to require vaccinations has long been compromised by the courts, questions have been raised about whether other institutions - from the federal government and the military to the private sector - could compel people to vaccinate.


Under federal law, people who receive a medicinal product intended for emergency use must be given the choice of accepting or rejecting, which means that anyone can refuse to receive the vaccine.


Some have argued that mandatory vaccinations cannot be imposed while they are still in emergency use. This has been a major factor in the Pentagon's decision so far to keep vaccinations on a voluntary basis.


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine this week signed a bill prohibiting schools from mandating emergency use vaccines, but the issue is likely to become moot once the vaccines are fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration.


Moderna and Pfizer announced that the US Food and Drug Administration will review their applications for full approval by next January.


The federal government has never established a blanket national mandate for a vaccine, and it is unclear whether it has the authority to go in that direction, according to legal experts. And experts say the federal government does not have the power to direct states to make vaccination mandatory.


James Hodge, director of the Center for Public Health Law and Policy at Arizona State University, said that doesn't mean the government can't "begin to make some expectations" about what a national vaccination policy could come up with if the epidemic worsens significantly.


As for who could be vaccinated, Hodge replied, "Federal employees, federal contractors, and anyone who deals with the federal government."


Hodge said in an interview that military personnel may also be required to vaccinate. Although the military has so far made vaccination optional.


President Joe Biden has vowed he will not make vaccinations mandatory in the military. However, that can change depending on the circumstances, according to Mark Nevitt of Syracuse University School of Law.


Under the US federal system, states are primarily responsible for public health matters as part of the "police authority".


Since the early 1900s, the Supreme Court has recognized that this power extends to enforcing vaccinations for certain populations, according to a recent report by the Congressional Research Service.


Using this authority, all 50 states currently require vaccinations for measles, mumps, influenza and other illnesses for school attendance, although there are exceptions for religious and medical reasons.


However, states cannot require vaccinations for all of their residents. Nor can local jurisdictions such as towns and counties, which take their directions from state governments, according to Hodge.


Instead, residents could be required to receive the vaccination as a condition of engaging in a variety of activities, from going to school to going to the soccer match and traveling by train or plane, according to some legal experts.


"This is what we call the vaccine mandate," Hodge said.


Private companies are allowed to impose vaccinations as long as there is no religious or medical reason that excuses employees from having them.


The courts have recognized the right of employers in the private sector to impose vaccinations. Last month, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by more than 100 former Texas hospital employees who were fired after refusing to vaccinate them.


However, legal challenges to vaccine mandates persist, and companies remain cautious.


In a survey conducted in March, only 3% of companies said they would mandate vaccinations, and the majority said they would encourage employees to vaccinate but not impose it on them.