The foundation of democracy is not voting, it is a well educated and informed public.
Or in the words of Gunter Pauli: "0.1% of world population could qualify as scientist. I favor society where the wisdom of people prevails, experts provide technical input with humility. If 0.1% decides for 99.9% then we have given up democracy. Then we need vaccines against fear mongering not against viruses. 😔"