Those people who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 by choice frequently cite their rights to deny said vaccine, presumably as prescribed in the “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness” clause of the Declaration of Independence and as codified in the 5th and 14th Amendments to the US Constitution. Fair enough.
However, what about my rights as a fully vaccinated person under these same provisions? Do I not also have these same rights (specifically the “pursuit of happiness”), which are now being infringed upon by those who are unvaccinated and therefore much more likely to transmit the virus? Whose conflicting rights are superior? What court, if any, will decide and when? Until then, conflict will be the norm and not the exception.