Our war against the Covid-19 virus is a world war as surely as was World War II. As one who remembers World War II, I can safely say that our war against this virus not only has taken more American lives but has wrought more psychological damage on Americans than World War II. At the outset of World War II, led by President Roosevelt, Congress enacted a mandate (“the Draft”) that required every eligible young American male to render military service, to face possible mortal danger, to defeat our enemy. The American Covid 19 vaccines have been proven to be safe and highly effective in preventing serious illness and death from Covid 19. If it was proper to mandate the Draft in World War II, why shouldn’t it be proper for President Biden to follow Roosevelt’s example to mandate vaccination or weekly testing for every American? If President Biden is unable to secure congressional cooperation, why shouldn’t he use executive privilege to accomplish the objective?
It is a civic duty to be vaccinated because by receiving the vaccine one not only protects himself but all with whom he has contact.
Morris T. Reagan