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Duke Law Livestream: Law and COVID Meet the Vaccination Wars

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Friday, September 25, 2020
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The emerging communitarian norm "I wear a mask for you and you wear a mask for me" will soon be "I vaccinate for you and you vaccinate for me." If we adhere to both, lives will be saved, kids will be back in school, and our economic prospects will improve. If a lot of us don't, these objectives will be harder to achieve. Given this and the fact that pre-pandemic Americans were increasingly claiming individual exemptions from vaccination requirements with documented implications for the public health, the arrival of the Covid vaccine is certain to be accompanied by a vigorous national debate about their merits. In this talk, Professor Doriane Coleman will summarize the current state of vaccination law and present two arguments focused on religious exemptions in particular.
This program is sponsored by the Duke Law Office of Alumni & Development. For more information, please email
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