Vaccine Mandates: As American as George Washington
For the anti-vax "patriots" with punisher t-shirts who worship 1776 and the constitution, it's time for a history lesson.
There was a smallpox epidemic in Colonial America that was much deadlier than the British Army, and at one point, 90% of deaths in Washington's Army were from smallpox. To make things worse, the British Army was much more resistant to smallpox because there were recent epidemics in Britain. So Washington did the unthinkable, he made every single soldier get a crude inoculation for smallpox which had a fatality rate of over 5%. In the end, his army avoided a disease outbreak while it wiped out the Africans and Natives who were allied with the British.
I think if modern "patriots" were in the continental army, we'd still have a king! What pussies!