Israel has so many enemies wanting to destroy it, the last thing it needs is another one from within and by its own citizens. Namely, those unwilling to get vaccinated for whatever ludicrous reason they believe. And there are many there but all across the world who do not trust the vaccinations.
In Israel, the government is planning to release all the names of those refusing to get vaccinated in and effort to shame them publicly. That is rather stunning because the Israelis are using a Nazi tactic that the Nazis used to shame Jews in the 1940's- the Jewish star on their clothing. It is also stunning because it violates privacy laws but it does bring to question as how to handle the unvaccinated in any country.
Should the government do this by policy or should the private sector do it? If the government passes laws enforcing that all get vaccinated, rights are violated for the greater good. If private sector corporations and stores adopt policies enforcing vaccinations then it is their right.
One can see how this can happen. In order to work at Home Depot or Target or Walmart you have to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19. If you are not, you will not get the job. If you are already an employee and refuse, your will be terminated to comply to company policy. Already, all these stores enforce and demand employees to wear masks, if you do not, you will not work. Airlines require you to show proof of vaccinations if you want to fly.
This will be the new post-Covid-19 world we live in. What happens to those diehards that refuse. Well. it is there own choice and misery. These people are a threat to the greater population as vaccinations are not 100% effective and there are already seven virus mutations that experts know little about and how the vaccines may or may not be that effective against them.
But, shaming people is not the way to get people to be vaccinated.
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 19, 2021:
This life has changed the lives of many and has brought many people to their knees.
perrya (author) on February 18, 2021:
Well, stay safe then...
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 16, 2021:
I live in Croatia and hope for the best. So far not many cases.
perrya (author) on February 16, 2021:
Good point! Had not thought of that benefit. There really is no reason not to get vaccinated unless you have to choose the choose the ones made in China or India which have lower effectivness which is why they are less expensive.
Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on February 15, 2021:
Personally, I can't wait to get vaccinated. But developing countries like the Philippines will probably get it by the third quarter of the year. One advantage, I suppose is that others will have had it, and if there are any quirks, it can be fixed by then.