Re: Ethical Responsibilities of Genealogical Organizations during the Global COVID-19 Pandemic #guidelines #education

Stephen Weinstein

On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 04:16 AM, Jeffrey Mark Paull wrote:
it could take a full year – until January 2022 – for every American to get at least one shot,
Since many Americans will refuse to be vaccinated and some Americans cannot receive the vaccine due to allergies, not every American will get at least one shot by January 2022 or any other time.

This raises another question relating to genealogical in-person events: Should proof of vaccination be required before atteding?  If so, should those who cannot receive the vaccine due to allergies be barred from the event?  Or should they be admitted, but not those who voluntarily decide not to be vaccinated?

I think we are a long way away from needing to decide this.  If you are correct that it would take that long for the number of doses administered in the U.S. to equal the U.S. population, then it would take about that long it would take to fully vaccinate everyone willing and able, assuming two doses per person and that about half the population is willing and able to be vaccinated.  (If half the population gets two doses, and half gets none, due to refusal or allergies, that is an average of one dose per person.)
Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, California, USA

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