Can One Both Contribute to and Benefit from Herd Immunity?

Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 14 (2) (2021)
  Copy   BIBTEX


In a recent article, Ethan Bradley and Mark Navin (2021) argue that vaccine refusal is not akin to free riding. Here, I defend one connection between vaccine refusal and free riding and suggest that, when viewed in conjunction with their other arguments, this might constitute a reason to mandate Covid-19 vaccination.

Similar books and articles

The Ethics of COVID-19 Immunity-Based Licenses (“Immunity Passports”).Govind Persad & Ezekiel J. Emanuel - 2020 - Journal of the American Medical Association:doi:10.1001/jama.2020.8102.
Public Goods and Fairness.Garrett Cullity - 2008 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 86 (1):1 – 21.
COVID-19, Contagion, and Vaccine Optimism.Kelly McGuire - 2021 - Journal of Medical Humanities 42 (1):51-62.


Added to PP

163 (#76,152)

6 months
43 (#23,961)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Lucie White
Utrecht University

Citations of this work

Vaccine Refusal Is Still Not Free Riding.Ethan Bradley & Mark Navin - 2022 - Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 14 (2).

Add more citations

References found in this work

The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law.Joel Feinberg - 1986 - New York,USA: Oxford University Press.
An Argument for Compulsory Vaccination: The Taxation Analogy.Alberto Giubilini - 2020 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 37 (3):446-466.
A Libertarian Case for Mandatory Vaccination.Jason Brennan - 2018 - Journal of Medical Ethics 44 (1):37-43.
The moral limits of the criminal Law.Joël Feinberg - 1988 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 93 (2):279-279.

View all 6 references / Add more references