On August 4, 21-year-old Brandon Rutherford was ready to go over the terms of his release and probation in court. But he didn’t expect the judge to say this: “I’m going to order you, within the next two months, to get a vaccine … You violate, you could go to prison."
Was the judge serious?
Yes. And Judge Christopher A. Wagner isn’t the only judge who has made that threat!
Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19. But this “incentive” to get the vaccine actually creates more issues than it solves.
This country refuses to actually encourage people to do something without using punishment. If they really cared about our health and well-being, they would give us the education, resources, and financial support to get the vaccine – not lock us up in a COVID hotbed if we don’t!