COVID-19 vaccinations became readily available this past summer. Pretty much anyone who wanted a jab received one. Some recipients are already in the “booster” phase, while others are waiting their turn.
But others say they will not get a COVID-19 vaccination. Ever.
Wired’s Adam Rogers writes, “…between 15 and 30 percent of US residents tell pollsters and researchers that they will never get one—nope, nuh-uh, no way.”
According to one report, there are more people getting booster shots now than are getting their first COVID-19 vaccinations shots.
I know people who say the vaccines are dangerous — and they’ll never let anyone inject them with a COVID shot. I also know others who are vehemently pro-vaccination. (It’s basically a “sheeple” vs. “the idiots” on social media.)
Honestly, I see both sides.
Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, last week mandated all train and air passengers (12 years of age and older) traveling within the country must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Starting next month, Delta charges unvaccinated employees $200 a pop if they’re not vaccinated. And that practice is apparently working and inspiring Delta employees to get vaxxed.
So if an airline chooses, should it be able to charge unvaccinated passengers more than those who received the COVID-19 jab? (Honestly, I’m half surprised the US federal government hasn’t mandated that only vaccinated passengers may board airplanes.)
I don’t know if that’s even legal. (Legal professionals: please weigh in below in the Comments section about the legalities. Thanks!) Although some governments sure have a good time passing laws requiring patrons and employees to be vaccinated before entering private businesses.
But should airlines offer lower rates or discounts to passengers who are vaccinated? (Spoiler alert: I think the prices of airline tickets would go up.) Should loyalty program members be charged different amounts of points or miles, depending on their vaccination status?
Below is a handy-dandy little poll where you can say yay or nay. And if you want to voice your (respectful!) two cents, please do so in the below Comments section.
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