There’s this thing called: “Herd immunity”, for an instance, when a mass number of people have a formula, design to make you immune to a particular disease, it is likely to reduce the chances of spreading the virus – since almost all of them have the formula of immunity to protect themselves from it.
Since then, the Philippines has accumulated a number of vaccines available for everyone – our local governments even encouraged us to take it so that the city will reach the 70% herd immunity; now I can understand how one chooses not to take the vaccination, and even if you don’t, I sure hope you’re doing your part in keeping yourself and everyone around you, safe – then again you are not wrong to say no.
In Cebu Hall, Mike Rama had announced that a ₱20,000 worth of Christmas bonus will be given to vaccinated City Hall employees, and that they advocate unvaccinated employees to take their vaccination shots.
Some would find that unacceptable or as a form of discrimination towards the unvaccinated individuals, the incentives given to the vaccinated also comes from the unvaccinated, so you can see where the division is coming from.
I really hope that we, as persevering and perceptive Sugboanons, can come to find a way to reach the 70% herd immunity – not from cash incentives, or taking from other people’s hard-earned efforts that will only benefit one from the other; maybe we ought to figure something else out.
Do you think this was a good idea? Or if not, what do you think will help reach our 70% herd immunity? I’m sure me and among many other concerned folks like you are looking for a better way.