“Get your jab, and grab a bargain!”
As we move closer to a world where living in a pandemic is the new normal, we're starting to see things that are out of the ordinary being presented to us.
We have been informed this week, that several food delivery apps such as Uber, Bolt and Deliveroo are to partake in a government scheme that will offer those who have been vaccinated, cheaper travel and meals. Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi has said “Please get your jabs as soon as you can, and grab a bargain!”
This is certainly a concentrated attempt on the government's part to have as many people as possible vaccinated, and some people may even say who better to try and manipulate and convince than the youth, right?
According to statistics, 38 million people have been double-vaccinated, and over 3 million people under the age of 30 have yet to receive their first vaccination shot.
Many people agree with the government and support this plan because they believe it is the proper thing to do, which is understandable. However, others may say that it appears as if we are being forced to make decisions, ones that the majority agree on. Our right to be able to make an informed decision about whether or not to get vaccinated appears to be something we can't actually do without a slew of people telling us we are wrong or being selfish.
Do you think that such incentives can be problematic? Do younger individuals still not know enough about the vaccine and its potential side effects to make an informed decision?
Without a doubt, the discounted travel and dining benefits will appeal to a large number of people although, like with most big decisions ensure you do your own research before deciding to receive/deny taking the Coronavirus vaccine.
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