I couldn’t agree with this more. I know some places are started to offer incentives for people to get vaccinated, but I just don’t believe the incentives are enough, or rather high enough.
I did read last night though that “about 71% of people in San Francisco have had at least one dose of the vaccine, 47% have been fully vaccinated. They are recording 20 cases a day.” This is phenomenal. Of course, their homeless population is huge and I have no idea what or if they’re doing anything to vaccinate that population, but all they need to do is go to the tenderloin district and other areas with the JNJ and mobile vaccine trucks and get those shots in them and of course keep an eye on them. Get people going into stores, facilities, etc. I wish they could get people going onto planes, but of course can’t watch them medically. But boy imagine if they could get people vaccinated in public transportation hubs. I know people who just haven’t had the time or made the time to do it. Or, will but it just wasn’t a rush for them. I think throughout summer we will see those people. Especially as things open and people want to go places and vaccination will be required.
One of my daughter’s has an internship in Israel this summer. Being vaccinated she can reduce the amount of mandatory quarantine she has to do upon arrival. We can all agree that Israel has hit a grand slam with how they’ve done with the vaccine administration. We can also travel to go visit her because we too are vaccinated and that’s their requirement,
The good news is that the vaccine is making a difference. With half of the staff and students fully vaccinated (more probably who haven’t reported yet), and the fact that we just had 2 days off for “wellness days” and we know kids left that weren’t supposed to, etc. we’re basically at zero cases. The only cases are basically from staff, which are most likely similar to what you’ve said probably not vaccinated and getting covid from non-mask wearing activities away from the university. In the fall it was staff as well and there were from church outbreaks in more rural areas away from campus where numerous staff live and attend. There are many in person or hybrid classes and exams are in person. They also are having an in person graduation - of course, you know things are coming alive again when everything in town triples including airfare to get there. Not thrilled this will be me in two years but worse I may have 2 kids graduating on the same weekend at two different schools on same day in 2 states, yikes! That’s about the only thing covid would’ve helped.