What Will You Do If They Make It Mandatory For All Americans To Take An Ebola Vaccine?

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Ebola Vaccine - Public DomainAs the Ebola death toll rises and as images of bodies being abandoned in the streets of Liberia are broadcast around the globe, there has been a growing outcry for the scientific community to “do something” about this deadly virus.  And as luck would have it, there is an “experimental Ebola vaccine” that is ready to be tested on humans next month.  If Ebola starts to spread outside of Africa, and especially if it starts spreading inside the United States, people will be absolutely clamoring to get this vaccine.  But will it be safe?  And there will certainly be millions of people that do not want to take this vaccine under any circumstances.  If the outbreak gets bad enough, will it be made mandatory at some point?  If they do make it mandatory for all Americans to take an Ebola vaccine, what will you do?


Up until now, there has never been a vaccine for Ebola.  But as Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Instutites of Health recently told “CBS This Morning”, that could soon change

They say that if this vaccine is approved, it could potentially be available to the public at some point in 2015.

If a full-blown Ebola epidemic is raging by that time, the demand will be overwhelming.  But many people will not be satisfied to just get the vaccine themselves.  They will want everyone living around them in their communities to get vaccinated as well for the sake of “herd immunity”.  They will argue that those that refuse to get the Ebola vaccine are endangering public health.

So could politicians make the Ebola vaccine mandatory for all Americans at some point?  According to a paper by Jared P. Cole and Kathleen S. Swendiman, many states already have laws that allow for mandatory vaccinations “during a public health emergency”…

Many states also have laws providing for mandatory vaccinations during a public health emergency or outbreak of a communicable disease. Generally, the power to order such actions rests with the governor of the state or with a state health officer. For example, a governor may have the power to supplement the state’s existing compulsory vaccination programs and institute additional programs in the event of a civil defense emergency period. Or, a state health officer may, upon declaration of a public health emergency, order an individual to be vaccinated “for communicable diseases that have significant morbidity or mortality and present a severe danger to public health.” In addition, exemptions may be provided for medical reasons or where objections are based on religion or conscience. However, if a person refuses to be vaccinated, he or she may be quarantined during the public health emergency giving rise to the vaccination order. State statutes may also provide additional authority to permit specified groups of persons to be trained to administer vaccines during an emergency in the event insufficient health care professionals are available for vaccine administration.

But what about on the national level?

Well, it has never been done before, but that doesn’t mean that the Obama administration would not try.  Barack Obama seems to believe that the power of the presidency is virtually endless, and we have already seen him sign a series of very frightening executive orders.  In fact, as I noted the other day, Obama just signed an executive order that gives him the power to apprehend and detain Americans that show symptoms of “diseases that are associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness, are capable of being transmitted from person to person, and that either are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic, or, upon infection, are highly likely to cause mortality or serious morbidity if not properly controlled.”

It wouldn’t seem like it would be too much more of a stretch for him to sign an executive order requiring the vaccination of all Americans in the event of a major Ebola outbreak.  And if we were in the middle of a full-blown pandemic where millions of Americans were dying, a large chunk of the population would definitely support such a move.

In addition to the Ebola vaccine that is being developed, it also conveniently turns out that there are several experimental Ebola drugs in the works as well.  For example, it is being reported that the two American health workers that contracted Ebola while working in Africa have had their lives saved by one of these experimental drugs…

Two American missionary workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus were given an experimental drug that seems to have saved their lives.

Dr. Kent Brantly was given the medication, ZMapp, shortly after telling his doctors he thought he would die, according to a source familiar with his case. Within an hour, doctors say his symptoms — labored breathing and a widespread rash — dramatically improved. Nancy Writebol, another missionary working with Samaritan’s Purse, received two doses of the medication and has also shown significant improvement, sources say.

Needless to say, the company that makes this experimental drug (Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc.) stands to make a giant pile of money by the time this crisis is over.

And another drug company called Tekmira Pharmaceuticals is also getting a lot of attention right now.  According to CNN, shares of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals soared 40 percent last week alone…

There is no cure for Ebola. But don’t tell that to traders. Shares of a Vancouver-based company working on a drug to treat the infectious disease surged nearly 40% last week.

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals popped on much higher trading volume than usual because investors are hopeful that health agencies in the United States might approve its drug, known as TKM-Ebola.

If Ebola does indeed turn out to be a horrific global health crisis, there will be opportunities for certain companies to make billions upon billions of dollars.

But how will we know that an Ebola vaccine or an Ebola drug is safe?  There have been dozens upon dozens of examples of pharmaceutical drugs that were approved by the government that later turned out to be incredibly harmful.

Sadly, most people don’t stop to think about those examples.  They just continue to have blind faith in the drug companies.  And if Ebola does start spreading rapidly in this country, there will be millions of Americans that are begging for whatever “solutions” the drug companies come up with.

  • Tatiana Covington

    “I’m a Canadian, eh!”

  • Handog

    If whatever they tell you ends with “for your safety” run for your life!

  • Guest

    I will never get an Ebola vaccination, even if they make it mandatory. I don’t even get flu shots because I know what’s in them, and I haven’t had the flu in well over 20 years. Keep your immune system healthy and you’ll rarely get sick.

    • seth datta

      from Christ to 109 countries, from presidents of past to Farrakhan and Gadaffi, they have always known that joos manipulate us to our deaths.

  • You have the right of self defence, whether someone is threatening you with a gun, knife or a poisonous injection.

    Defend yourself by any means necessary.

    • CATRYNA49

      That’s right. I would look upon someone with a vaccine headed in my direction as someone intending to deliver a lethal injection. I would defend myself against that person. And, they would not be a pretty sight afterward. I just had surgery a couple of weeks ago and the first thing out of the nurses mouth when I got to my room, after recovery, was: “I would like to give you a Pneumococcal shot.” My response was; “No!” She left.

  • Guest

    i got one problem with your footage..the news guy with the camera 20 feet away UNPROTECTED.

  • DJohn1

    We do not need mandatory anything. Don’t we just love medicine by legislation? We all ready have that scene in cancer where the only treatment a doctor can give is chemo.
    But the choice is likely to be die or get vaccinated.
    Because those that remain unprotected are most likely to die from the disease.
    That is just how it will be.
    In any group of people you will have those with a bad reaction to any vaccination you give them. So that group is under a death sentence no matter what you do. The best chance for this group is to isolate themselves.
    There is a chance that this disease is man-made. It will likely mutate. That means the vaccination itself might be ineffective just like many flu virus vaccinations are against only certain strains of the virus.
    For instance, it is likely that an airborne virus is out there.
    That puts the chances of infection about the same as the common cold, only it will be deadly.
    In that case, isolation is the only cure. Not for the infected but those that are not infected.
    I suggest that isolation of the ebola people is the only choice government has to contain the disease and that is a slim to none chance.
    Duplicating the immune system of people that survive may work with blood transfusions. Again this is a slim chance of curing someone down with it.

  • Guest

    Hopefully it won’t come to that.

  • The choice would not by any means be “vaccinate or die.” There are proven alternatives to vaccines that can protect and/or cure outside of the mainstream. You have to do a little digging to find them; they are suppressed or denied by health authorities because they compete with pharmaceutical profits. Even if there were no alternatives, unvaccinated people are not “disease magnets” who automatically get sick–you have to be exposed, and not even everyone exposed gets sick. So while Ebola is a very serious concern given the reported mortality rate, an informed decision factors in all of these considerations: reliability and safety (or lack thereof) of the vaccine (unknown with any fast track vaccine, but there have been very serious problems with previous fast-tracked vaccines), alternative means of disease protection (e.g., homeoprophylaxis, proven repeatedly over many decades, though not with Ebola specifically); risk of exposure (must be assessed ongoing, depends on nearness of documented cases, and documented means of transmission or likely transmission); etc.

  • Chris

    I will refuse as well. More vaccines by Big Pharma! Yikes!

  • Rosey

    They need to ban further flights from West Africa coming into the U.S. and start looking out for this country.

    No, I will not be forced into taking the shot anymore than I allow all the propaganda to coerce me into taking the flue shot. One year, the flue shot was actually being given out by Walmart in May. I can’t believe the number of people that fell for that one.

  • Shug51

    This must be a joke. I don’t even trust them with the flu shots.

  • educatedidiot

    Hate to be the odd man out here but i think vaccinations pros out weigh the cons. Now im not trying to say the ebola vaccine will work and, we should all take it. I think its good to be skeptical to a point. But seriously the only way vaccines are harmful…Say is if some dumbfuck decides to administer 16 vaccinations, in the course of a week to a child. Vaccines are a powerful tool it can be used for great good or evil its all in the hands of the user to decide.

    • CATRYNA49

      With all due respect, those of us who have contracted the very disease they were vaccinating for or developed an auto immune disease afterward, or have damaged nervous systems, from vaccines, will never agree with you.

  • MadAsHellYankee

    What Will You Do If They Make It Mandatory For All Americans To Take An Ebola Vaccine?

    My name will be MadAsHellOutlaw instead of MadAsHellYankee

  • Guest

    With a mortality rate of 90% of the eight people who have stated they would not get a vaccine, seven will be killed by the disease and possibly transmit it to other people.

  • David

    NOBODY tells me to take ANY vaccine EVER?
    I am a registered nurse. I KNOW WHAT VACCINES DO TO PEOPLE.