Challenge Professor: Readers’ Opinions on Mandatory Vaccines [Column] – Reading Eagle

In this month’s Challenge the Prof, we created a new Prof Poll for company-mandated COVID vaccination.

Dr. Santo D. Marabella

But before we get the results, let’s take a look at the national data. In a July 2021 Gallup survey of U.S. workers, “strongly support (36%) or strongly disagree (29%) with these. [vaccine mandates].. Overall, employees are likely to support such obligations, with 52% agreeing, 38% disagreeing, and 10% neutral. “

A Gallup study showed increased support for employer-mandated vaccinations from May to July 2021. Similarly, during the same period, studies from Northeast, Harvard, Northwest, and Rutgers increased support for government-mandated vaccinations (from 62%). Up to 64%).

“For activities such as air travel, support was even higher (70% agreed) compared to the previous survey (67%) conducted between April and May.

According to CBS News, the Associated Press-NORC Public Relations Center in August 2021 stated that “about 59% of remote workers have vaccination requirements in their workplaces, compared to 47% of those who currently work directly. Approximately a quarter of the workers (face-to-face and remote) disagree. ”Similar results for the Associated Press masking. 50% of Americans work directly, 29% disagree, and 59% of remote workers agree.

It is the largest ProfPoll participant to date, with 63 respondents, and the results reflect a national poll. The results of unscientific samples cannot be generalized to the population. The results do not accurately represent the population. Interesting data.

The poll for one question was:

“Do you think your employer has the right to require employees to be vaccinated with COVID?”

  • Yes: 80.88%, 55 votes
  • No: 14.71%, 10 votes
  • Varies by industry (eg health care) 2.94%, 2 votes
  • Depends on work: 1.47%, 1 vote
  • 63 votes in total

Here are the comments that people have shared. This is an even more valuable insight than our numbers, as it gives people a sense of their thoughts and rationale for their reactions. As you can see, I’m not the only one who has a strong opinion. I choose to keep comments anonymous, so people can feel safe from social media and other influences. Also, I will not respond to individual comments unless there is a possibility of disinformation.

  • “It’s a debate between personal freedom, private industry, and government overkill. I conclude that private companies can mandate what they want and governments and government contractors need to draw a line. And then did I think it was a big deal to get a vaccine that would prevent the catastrophic consequences of the infection and help our peers? When I was a kid, we were known to humans. I was stuck on my arm with all the pity that I’m doing, the MMR, the second MMR, and that pitiful test tuberculosis. Did the school mandate those shots in the 80’s? Sticky ticket gates? ! “
  • “If you don’t like the rules, you don’t have to work there.”
  • “In a global public health crisis of this magnitude, there is no reason to be based on credible evidence of not being vaccinated and not following proper infection control protocols without legitimate medical contraindications. In case of contraindications, the employer can create an OSHA / ADA compliant accommodation. “
  • “The hypocrisy of this is very alarming. But no one wants to discuss it … how interesting. No one wants government in their wombs, but they in their arms Do so. Now you can say that it is non-sequitur, and we can all escape the discussion of this issue, or — we can discuss its hypocrisy. “
  • “I firmly believe that obligations are not only accepted, but necessary. Children always needed a certain amount of vaccination to attend school, which in my opinion is no exception. No. Moreover, your “individual freedom” ends where the risk to others begins. “
  • “Delegation is not a law. Vaccination is a medical procedure and you should [not]If you don’t want it, you’ll be required to have it! Options only. Use your common sense. Three injections have no effect. It was people who were using better hygiene that suppressed the virus. I’m not the only one who feels this way. Much of our freedom has already been compromised. If you need a vaccine, you can get it. I do not need it. This is a political virus in one or more respects. “

[Possible disinformation:  “If it takes three injections, it is not effective.”  A vaccine’s efficacy is not solely attributable to whether or not a booster is required ??” that depends on how long the vaccine provides effectiveness, not if it provides effectiveness. From an NPR report, “Studies do show all three available vaccines in the U.S. ” the shots from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson” can successfully prompt people to produce neutralizing antibodies for the coronavirus variants, including delta. From Bloomberg, “While billions of doses of vaccine have been administered around the world, researchers are still working to understand the nuances of how long their protection lasts, and how it differs from one person to another. Getting answers to those questions is a crucial step to determine who might need a booster shot, especially for older people and those with weakened immune systems.”]

  • “COVID vaccines do not provide complete or long-term immunity. That is, mandates are (abuse), (abuse) power grabs, bring people to life from organized pandemics, and are rich. #Spikepoteins #mrna #humanfetalkidneycells Welcome to Orwell’s fans in 1984. Suddenly those who trust big experimental pharmaceutical products. #It Sfear ”

[Possible disinformation: “The COVID vaccines DO NOT provide full or long-lasting immunity.” No vaccine provides 100% immunity. From The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, “Vaccines are designed to generate an immune response that will protect the vaccinated individual during future exposures to the disease. Individual immune systems, however, are different enough that in some cases, a person’s immune system will not generate an adequate response. As a result, he or she will not be effectively protected after immunization.”  We addressed the “long-lasting immunity” issue in the previous comment.]

If you have any questions, look up the facts from trusted scientific sources such as,, and the United Nations Foundation.

Next month: There are too many hot buttons to press. I don’t know which one to press!

Dr. Santo D. Marabella, a professor of practice, is a professor of business administration at Moravian University and hosts the podcast “Office Hour with Practical Professor … and Friends.” His latest book, The Lessons of Caring, is written to inspire and assist caregivers (available in paperbacks and eBooks). Website:; Twitter: @PracticalProf; Facebook: ThePracticalProf.

Challenge Professor: Readers’ Opinions on Mandatory Vaccines [Column] – Reading Eagle

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