If those who reject a COVID vaccine do so because they have adopted a worldview created by economic uncertainty, does society owe them anything beyond health care costs?
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What are we going to do with Australians who don’t want to get vaccinated? Do we leave them behind, reopen our society and watch them get sick and, in some cases, conclude that it is their fault?
“Absolutely” is probably what many readers are thinking.
Essential Report has been tracking resistance to vaccines for some time – its most recent survey, just a fortnight ago, found that 11% of respondents said they would never get vaccinated, a figure consistent with the numbers before the launch began. In recent months, the number of people never emptying has skyrocketed to around 16%, but recent closures appear to have scared the hesitant out of that camp.
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