Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is making waves yet again, this time because he announced his pro-mandatory stance on vaccines. Carson, who is second in the GOP polls behind Donald Trump, also wants schools to be set up to enforce the provisions.
“A lot of people are put off when they hear the word ‘government force,’ and perhaps there’s a better way to put these things,” Carson said. “But the fact of the matter is, studies have shown us over the course of time that the benefit-to-risk ratio for vaccination is way in the favor of doing it as opposed to not doing it.” (via cnn)
This would mean no religious or philosophical exemptions. This could also mean proposing stricter checkpoints at schools nationwide if Carson were to be elected. His perspective on the matter runs in contrary to his GOP opponent, Rand Paul, who has said he does not believe vaccinations should be mandatory, although he himself receives vaccines.