Huffington Post | July 30, 2021
After all, no one has the right to threaten the health of anybody else, right? That’s the ethical argument favored by Georgetown University Law Professor Lawrence O. Gostin, who also directs the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. “Nobody has the right to go unmasked and unvaccinated in a crowded workspace or classroom and potentially expose another person to a deadly disease,” he told HuffPost, noting that “America has a long tradition of restricting freedoms to protect others.”
But Gostin does not necessarily trust the courts to get it right.
“You’d have to be nuts to have faith in the court system in America,” he said with a laugh. “It’s become so politicized.”