Flashpoint: Could feds, states or biz sector make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory? Transparency act; serving victims

Drexel University professor Dr. Robert Field visits Flashpoint to talk about the COVID-19 vaccine and how it could become mandatory in certain scenarios.
Drexel University professor Dr. Robert Field visits Flashpoint to talk about the COVID-19 vaccine and how it could become mandatory in certain scenarios. Photo credit Courtesy of Dr. Robert Field

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On the latest edition on Flashpoint, host Cherri Gregg takes a deep dive into the mass effort to get COVID-19 vaccines into as many arms as possible.

In recent days, there has been a surge of new coronavirus cases in parts of the U.S. As cities and states look to reopen and move past the pandemic, could they make vaccination mandatory? Colleges and universities are beginning to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for students wishing to live on campus in the fall. How widespread will this become?

Could cruise ships, resorts, gyms, and other businesses follow suit? How different will life look for those who opt to get the shot versus those who opt out? Dr. Robert Field, professor of law and of health management and policy at Drexel University, walks us through possible scenarios.

City Council Majority Leader Cherelle Parker visits Flashpoint to talk about the Dr. Walter P. Lomax Transparency in Business Act, which went into effect this month.
City Council Majority Leader Cherelle Parker visits Flashpoint to talk about the Dr. Walter P. Lomax Transparency in Business Act, which went into effect this month. Photo credit Courtesy of Cherelle Parker