Lockdowns needed a warning label, too
The arrival of effective vaccines against the covid-19 virus is a miraculous achievement that needs to be universally welcomed and embraced. Like other licensed drugs, they will come with a package insert describing downside risks, however small, that are inevitable with any active pharmaceutical. Anyone too sensible to pore over the inserts’ fine print will be familiar with their gist from the ubiquitous television commercials for today’s prescription medicines.
Originally published: December 31, 2020
Author: Mitch Daniels
Institution: Purdue University
Published by: The Washington Post