• Life Matters

    Incentives, information, influencer’s, and the COVID-19 vaccine.

    For a time in Australia, we thought we were safe from COVID-19. But now with the new Delta variant there has been a new awakening. But not for all. Some are still not convinced COVID-19 is a deadly virus. Therefore, what is the best way to convince people to get the vaccine? Incentives, information, or influencer’s? Incentives Joe Biden, the President of the United States of America (US) is encouraging US States to offer a $100 cash incentive for people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. US Federal workers are required to show proof of vaccination or have to participate in mandatory testing and mask wearing. Under half of the US…

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    Health Matters

    Are the anti-vaxxers vexatious?

    We are in the middle of a world-wide pandemic with people dying, so why are there anti-vaxxers? What motivates them? Are they vexatious by nature and is the Coronavirus simply another cause? And where do they get their information that COVID-19 vaccinations are dangerous? My attention was bought to this issue from a Facebook friend who had been influenced by a local community leader, a politician, and an anti-vaxxer. He believes there is a conspiracy behind the vaccine and the vaccination program. Other information proliferating in communities is that the vaccine is a spreader of  the virus. Therefore, if you get the vaccination, you get the infection. Then there are…