Why clarify only now? Why wait for hundreds of commuters to suffer first?
Since the start of the pandemic in our country in early 2020, the national government’s action has always been reactive and late. Even the tapping of the business sector and local government units (LGUs) in the vaccination drive not only came late – their voluntary participation and offering of their own resources was even discouraged by the government through overregulation. Ano ba meron?
That said, those affected by the policy may avail of legal remedies like a class suit. But that is if they are prepared for a protracted legal battle.
It bears repeating that what we need from the national government is a proactive leadership – with a science-based and data-driven approach – to beat this pandemic.
The vaccines may be available, but are they accessible?
On this note, Partido Reporma Chairman and standard-bearer Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson said authorities should make sure Covid vaccines are accessible to the public, before clamping down on the “No Vaccination, No Ride” policy with stiff fines and penalties.
Lacson pointed out that the vaccines may not be accessible especially to those without an internet connection, because they usually entail online registration.
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First, it begs the question – are there enough vaccine doses available even for the willing? If not, it’s unfair.
Indiscriminately punishing even the willing but have no choice due to government shortcomings in providing for their protection should first be taken into consideration before taking a drastic action of possibly denying those people their means of livelihood to feed their families.
It is a different matter altogether if vaccines are available to all. By all means, we have the right to be insulated from a higher risk of infection. At least both sides have an option.