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Topic Reading-Vol.3572-1/21/2022

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2022/01/21 Topic Reading-Vol.3572-1/21/2022

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Canada says vaccine mandates work as Quebec’s ‘unvaxxed tax’ leads to spike in first-dose appointments

Which works better to get people vaccinated, penalties or privileges? Many governments and local communities around the world have been trying to encourage people to be vaccinated. In Canada, proof of vaccination is required to travel on trains or airplanes and work at federally regulated workplaces. In Quebec, where a quarter of Canadian live, nearly 90% of eligible Quebecers have taken at least one vaccination shot. In order to get the rest to be vaccinated, the Quebec government announced that people would soon need to show their vaccination proof to eat in restaurants, go to the gym or attend sporting events, and buy alcohol or cannabis. Sounds like quite incentivizing privileges to motivate the unvaccinated to get vaccinated, doesn’t it? Furthermore, they announced that those who aren’t vaccinated would be levied an unspecified rate of tax. People reacted quickly to avoid this penalty. Right after the announcement, the health ministry saw a spike in the number of vaccination appointments. It seems that a combination of incentives and penalties works to improve public health.

Enjoy reading the article and learn about Canada’s unvaccinated tax.

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