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Week 1 Assignment: Current Event - Local Issue

May 13, 2023 | Nursing | Chamberlain College of Nursing | POLI330N | 50
Required Resources Read/review the following resources for this activity: Textbook: Chapters 1, 2 Lesson Local newspaper APA style manual Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers At CU Library Overview How to Search for Articles - the Everything Tab Instructions Find an article in your local newspaper about a local policy issue that affects you. For example, an article concerning your county's decision to privatize your trash collection service. Summarize the article and explain how this issue affects you. Is the article neutral? Why or why not? How might you influence this policy in the future? Be sure to include a scanned copy of the article in your submission in addition to citations. There are several free scannable apps on the market such as Scannable. If printing is an obstacle, you may include a hyperlink to the article. However, if the link breaks or can not be accessed the burden falls on you to produce that article or to risk losing points. Articles may not be more than one month old. Writing Requirements (APA format) Length: 3 full pages (not including title page or references page) 1-inch margins Double spaced 12-point Times New Roman font Title page References page Grading This activity will be graded based on the Current Event Grading Rubric.
Proof Requirement of a COVID Vaccine to Get into a Show in Chicago This may not be an easy issue, according to Chris Jobes from the Chicago Tribune. For performing arts to resume in Chicago, people might be required to carry some kind of identification such as vaccine passports to prove that they are vaccinated (Jones, 2021). There have been ideas from the entertainment leaders that the people who should enjoy these performances have proof of vaccination. According to the author of the article, there are some advantages to this. Those people that have been vaccinated against COVID-19 are likely to acquire the virus when out in public. According to research, there is a high effectiveness rate for those who receive U.S. government-approved vaccines full dosages. Even though data is not entirely conclusive, it is less unlikely for the transmitted people to transfer the virus to others while in public. Therefore, those who have received vaccines will less likely pose a danger to the audience and themselves. The performances will occur without the constant fear of acquiring the virus. According to Jones (2021), the Logic from this is that not only are the vaccinated individuals safer than others, but they also protect the people working in the theatre, such as those serving drinks or the guards in the entrances. This is seen as a moral thing to do for the good of society. However, there is also a thin line for a person being held responsible for an infection during the performance. But this is not only happening in showrooms, but the idea is being propagated to many other areas. Several cruise lines companies such as the American Steamboat Company have put across the idea that future passengers may be required to produce some verification that they are vaccinated before they begin their trip. It is evident that other modes of transport such as air transport will follow in this line. In Chicago, vaccinated people are being accorded some form of preferential treatment compared to the others. People getting into Chicago from other states are not necessarily required to quarantine just as before where they have received full vaccines. However, as the city thrives under live entertainment, there have been calls to ensure that the sector is as well regulated. Analysis The article is neutral and addresses an issue that affects Chicago and the Illinois state, and the whole country. However, as a public member, I feel that the same will have some effects to be felt in the future. The live arts projects are mainly composed of an older generation that is more likely to have received a vaccine as a result of prioritization by the government. But the young, and excited generation may not have received this and may even be in some form of denial that they do not need vaccines. Again, there is the issue of COVID-19 variants, which research does not ascertain whether the vaccine will be as useful to them. The is the risk of people becoming relaxed because they have received the jab. This would mean no taking the necessary precautions as before, whereas one is not sure that another strain may infect them. This is an issue that affects everyone and, in my opinion, puts a lot more people in danger. Another problem with this is that there is no way through which the passports can be made, although there are ideas. There only prove that exists is that of a Vaccination Record Card that the CDC maintains. This means that people may forge passports in the near future before such policies have been well implemented. It does not matter how many people can do this, but one infected person is enough to cause a mass transmission which would be catastrophic. If such a policy was to be implemented in all areas, the minority groups might be excluded from many activities. The CDC has said that there is a huge possibility that there is inequality in vaccine administration (CDC, 2021). Having some friends from these groups means that they are not likely to receive the jab and cannot access various activities even though they have masks maintained social distancing. In conclusion, I stand with the facts that Jones has identified in his article. Every person has a right of what they accept to be put into their bodies and whatnot. Therefore, individuals should not be held against their decision not to take the vaccine to prevent them from visiting places or enjoying sports activities. Data privacy is an issue that is also bound to exist in the future. Personal data is more likely to get into the hands of the wrong person using it maliciously. If such a policy was to be implemented everywhere, there should be well laid out plans on how to do it. As it is, it is bound to cause more chaos than before due to freedom violations. Chicago and all other states should therefore pause and rethink how to restructure such policies. References CDC. (2021, February 12). Communities, schools, workplaces, & events. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/health-equity/race-ethnicity.html Jones, C. (2021, March 2). Column: Require proof of a COVID vaccine to get into a show in Chicago? It’s a very tricky issue. chicagotribune.com. https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-vaccine-required-live-entertainment-0305-20210302-gcgihr5vbbhhzkcqpzsowxzjcq-story.html 100
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