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How legal and ethical issues apply to vaccine mandates

Bangor Daily News

Vaccine mandates have become a battleground in Maine and nationwide. We discuss the legal and ethical questions over the mandates, what is being debated in Maine, and how they are being addressed in health care, businesses, educational institutions and other areas of society.

Dmitry Bam, vice dean, provost, professor of law, University of Maine School of Law Vice
Jessica Miller, health care ethics consultant, professor of philosophy & Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development at the University of Maine

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Jeanne Lambrew, Commissioner, Maine Department of Health & Human Services
Christina Baker Kline, Maine-based best-selling author of eight novels; she recently wrote about her father's death from Covid due to exposure to the virus while in the hospital
Rep. Jeff Timberlake, Maine State Senator (R-Androscoggin); advocates for alternatives to vaccine mandates

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