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Letter: Vaccination incentive suggestion

  • Author: Dave Miller
    | Opinion
  • Updated: July 21
  • Published July 21

Vaccination is effective in reducing personal and community risk of contracting coronavirus. Refusing to be vaccinated increases your risk of disease and the risk of spreading the disease to those at risk. The longer this pandemic persists, the higher the risk of ever more variants, which may be even more virulent and vaccine resistant than the Delta group.

The risks of complications from vaccination are far fewer than the risk of the virus or virus complications if unvaccinated. Certainly, we each and all have the right to decide for ourselves whether or not to be vaccinated. I suggest that along with this right should also come the responsibility to accept the results of our decision.

Therefore, I would suggest legislation stating that if an unvaccinated person who is eligible for vaccination contracts COVID-19, all costs for their medical care should be shouldered by that person. No insurance payments or public service payments. Your choice, your responsibility.

I refuse to pay for your decision to put yourself, me, my family and the rest of humanity at increased risk.

— Dave Miller

Big Lake

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