In recent days, Americans have been provided with new information regarding what they can do once they are fully vaccinated and, more broadly, how vaccinations might help improve their lives. At the same time, many communities in America demonstrate a lack of trust in the vaccine, resulting in a term called “vaccine hesitancy.” However, their decision to decline the vaccine should not affect the ability of America to reopen for one simple reason — freedom.
More specifically, personal liberty. In simple terms, the vaccine is a method of protection, and if a person does not want to be protected, he or she should be able to make that choice.
Americans have been making decisions like this to varying degrees throughout the pandemic. Some wanted to stay home and avoid all unnecessary travel, while others deemed certain risks worth the potential reward. This same method of risk assessment also applies to the COVID-19 vaccine.
However, rather than being a decision based on the