The Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, has been quite vocal in her disagreement with a proposed vaccine mandate that former Vice-President Joe Biden supported. The plan would require all children to receive a certain number of vaccines before attending public school. Governor Kristi Noem is not in favor of this and has threatened to sue President Biden if he took such an action without receiving approval from the local government representatives.
“Governor Kristi Noem has been a vocal opponent of the Joe-Biden vaccine mandate plan. Here, she is pictured speaking at a press conference in front of local children and family members who also oppose the vaccine mandate.”
“If it comes down to this or ignoring that law, I will ignore it because those people have been chosen by the citizens of this county to make decisions about their lives and not one appointed person in Washington is going to tell me how my kids are going to be protected,” says Kristi Noem.
She has promised that the state of South Dakota will challenge this mandate if it does become a thing. The Governor claims that the people elected her and has to protect them and their best interests above all else. She says that she does not believe that this vaccine mandate will ultimately be suitable for the people of South Dakota and, therefore, will not cooperate with it in any way.
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Joe Biden’s campaign did not reply when contacted about this situation. The proposed mandate was well-supported by the majority of the public, though. The commission would require all children to receive a certain number of vaccines before attending public school. This requirement has already been met for kindergarten; however, it will extend to older age groups if passed.
The proposed vaccine schedule would require all children up to 5 years old to be vaccinated for HIB (Haemophilus influenza type b), pneumococcal, varicella (chickenpox), polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, and rubella; children ages 6-17 would be required to be vaccinated for tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) before they could attend school.
Studies have shown that vaccines can do a lot of good and prevent serious illnesses from spreading throughout the population. However, the number of children who receive vaccinations is unfortunately decreasing, and this could lead to an increase in dangerous diseases that had previously been eradicated or close to eradication.
The CDC has stated on their website that vaccines save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people each year and reduce suffering from many dangerous illnesses. In addition, they have stated that all medical experts agree that vaccinations are very beneficial for children and infants. Those who choose not to vaccinate their children could quickly put other children at significant risk if a dangerous disease crops up due to the lower vaccination rates.
President Biden says that he supports mandatory vaccines because it will help protect children from severe illnesses and end what he calls “misinformation” about them spreading across social media platforms. During his campaign, he mentioned that vaccinating children is one of the most important things for parents to keep their children safe. He said that this was especially important in the event of an emergency pandemic.
“Mandatory vaccines are considered to be one of the best ways to protect people during an emergency or pandemic.” -Kal Penn (Actor and former Obama aid)
The former Vice-President also believes that parents who refuse to vaccinate their children put other kids at risk. He says that these parents who refuse to vaccinate their children should be punished for not protecting others, though frustratingly enough, there is no way to punish them at this time.
Gov. Kristi Noem has also stated that she believes vaccines should be mandatory but that the government needs to find a way to make this decision so that the public can agree. Unfortunately, mandatory vaccines have been met with a great deal of resistance from many parents across the country.
Many people believe that if they are forced to vaccinate their children, their rights as citizens will be violated, and they could lose their livelihoods because of it. The Governor has stated that she will listen to her constituents when drafting plans for protecting them from dangerous diseases. She promises that the voters’ views on this matter will be taken into account before any decisions about vaccine mandates are made by anyone in government.
According to a poll run by one major news outlet earlier this year, the proposed mandate was well-supported by most of the public.
According to the poll, 86% of Americans supported mandatory vaccines for children before attending public schools and other places where kids congregate in high numbers. However, many pro-vaccine support groups have recently sprung up and urged the government and lawmakers to tread carefully when drafting their plans about how best to protect human life moving forward. Many of these groups claim that vaccines do not need to be legalized or mandated because vaccinations are already widely available for any person who wants them without paying a fee or receiving special treatment from the government.
The recent anti-vaccine movement stirred up confusion among people who were unsure whether or not all children needed to receive vaccines to protect themselves against deadly diseases. The spike in measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases has prompted the government to take action that will hopefully save many lives.
It is believed that 90% of Americans support mandatory vaccines, but only 55% would receive these vaccines themselves if required by law. This leaves many people who support vaccinations but refuse to take them unless necessary for health reasons. Experts believe that there are several significant problems with widespread implementation when it comes to mandating vaccines, such as the legal issues involved in forcing citizens to do something against their will and also economic factors when considering how much money would be saved when vaccinating all children instead of each child’s parents paying their vaccinations.