Bloomberg Law
Feb. 7, 2022, 7:42 PM

Covid Vaccine Mandates and the Backlash Against Them: QuickTake

Robert Iafolla

Faced with a new wave of coronavirus infections, Austria and Italy became the first countries in western Europe to make Covid-19 vaccines compulsory. A handful of other nations -- including Indonesia,Turkmenistan, Micronesia and Ecuador -- have also issued such mandates. A number of others have stopped short of that, requiring vaccination for access to public places, in some cases with the option of taking a test instead. Such edicts are controversial. Austria’s sparked protests. A requirement by the U.S. and Canada that truckers crossing their border be fully vaccinated sparked demonstrations in Ottawa that were so ...

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