BTW, people do pay for their vaccine - through taxes.
Paying for something indirectly and not seeing an itemised cost - like utility usage - doesn’t convey its worth.
Vaccines should be available to the widest audience to prevent pandemics.
That’s the theory, yes. Most haven’t seen the apparent debilitating effects and carnage some of the alleged eradicated diseases have on a population. I’m choosing my words quite deliberately in order to portray the mindset of doubt that comes from not having witnessed smallpox, polio etc.
If you put a cost on any vaccine, you eliminate its potency and as such its effectiveness.
There are some vaccines that must be paid for privately and are not covered by government schemes.
Also, I’m not convinced making vaccines cost reflective wouldn’t
have the effect of more willing participation. That’s why I started this thread. The aim is to evoke personal responsibility...heaven forbid.
It also becomes yet another class privilege thing. Those who can afford to those who cannot.
That’s life anyway.
Obviously there would be a hardship scheme lol there always is. The thing is, it’s not really those at the lower end of the income scale rejecting vaccines. It’s the wealthy.
So in summary, if a vaccine is free and available to everyone, anyone can choose to use it or not.
Unfortunately, we’ve ventured quite far from this ideal. Someone like Godstud views not vaccinating a child as abuse. Governments are coercing parents into vaccinating their children and it’s flat out wrong. The legal ramifications for governments forcing vaccines on individuals who are not their wards might come back to bite them.
The hysteria around mandatory vaccination has me thinking we’re a hairs breath from an outbreak of the plague. When a cluster of kids get measles it makes the front page of the daily rag ffs.
WTF has happened?