Mandatory inoculations ordered by George Washington during the Revolutionary War.
The first mandatory quarantine in the U.S. under the Constitution was under George Washington, near the end of his first term, during an epidemic of yellow fever in Philadelphia.
There have been many mandatory inoculations, quarantines and vaccinations throughout the history of the United States and they have been declared constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
People have a liberty right to make choices about their own lives. They do not have the right to make choices that endanger others, put others at risk or create a general public health risk.
For my part, I do not prefer mandatory vaccinations.
But those who are eligible for vaccination and make a deliberate choice not to get the shot should face mandatory quarantine — 100% home confinement with no exception including for errands.
May 31, 2017