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Papers, Please! Why "Voluntary" Vaccine Passport Programs Are Coercive

May the government lawfully compel citizens to take a new, experimental vaccine? And does New York’s vaccine passport program, which purports to be voluntary, constitute government compulsion?

We touch on the legality of vaccine passports, public health, privacy, and the economic implications of such programs, as well as the variety of legitimate reasons a citizen might have for rejecting this attempt at government-sponsored coercion in our latest Lunch and Law speaker series.

Jenin is joined by Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, epidemiologist and professor of medicine at Stanford University, and director of Stanford’s Center for Demography and Economics of Health and Aging; Phil Magness, Director of Research & Education at the American Institute for Economic Research; Naomi Wolf, journalist and author of the book “The Beauty Myth”; and Adam Creighton, former economics editor and current Washington correspondent for The Australian.