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Letter: Should those who refuse to be vaccinated be covered by public health plan?

Editor: I have home insurance, which covers almost every eventuality. I also have health insurance, which also covers almost eventuality.
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Editor:

I have home insurance, which covers almost every eventuality. I also have health insurance, which also covers almost eventuality.

If I, in a moment of madness, decide to burn my house down, for whatever reason, and expect to hold the insurance company liable for the damage, I would quickly be denied the coverage — and for good reason.

Amid a pandemic, with vaccines available at no charge, if I decide not to get vaccinated for whatever reason, why should I be covered by the provincial medical plan?

If I refuse to take preventive measures, I should be held responsible for all costs if, in fact, I become infected with the virus.

If this step was taken, how quickly would those who have no respect for their fellow citizens commence to protest that they shouldn’t be singled out, that they should not have to pay just because they refused to help themselves.

Should these people not be judged the same as the arsonist?

It would be interesting to find out should the provincial government find some intestinal fortitude and take steps so we are all protected from this deadly virus.

Bill White

Kamloops