I think rewarding the un-vaccinated sets a bad precedent. Instead let’s reward the many folks who got vaccinated in creative ways.
How about with tax deductions, featuring some of them as local heroes on media, and generally focusing on the community aspect of getting vaccinated that protects our elderly and infirm?
I was particularly struck by a segment recently on TV about residents of Iceland being asked why they got vaccinated. They looked at the reporter like he was dumb as they responded, “For my neighbours and community's wellbeing, of course.”
When did North Americans shed that sense of community wellbeing and social responsibility? When did we start to care more for ourselves and our individual political beliefs?
I shudder to think what our grandparents and forbears would think of this overt selfishness. Shame on us for our continued willful ignorance.
Daphne Powell, St. Albert