Who is -- who isn't -- "following the science"?
There's a lot of finger-pointing at those who don't vaccinate, labelling them as not having the intelligence to "follow the science." Where's the finger-pointing at those who smoke, use drugs, drink alcohol, are obese and lead sedentary lives? They, too, aren't "following the science"—science that's common knowledge backed by decades of research.
As the government pushes the unvaccinated further to society's margins the number of unvaccinated Canadians is dwindling. However, despite a population hell-bent on "hive mind," it be naive to think a day will come when 100% of Canadians will be fully vaccinated against COVID, especially if Canadians are free to make their own medical decisions at taxpayer's expense.
Before implementing a punitive tax for accessing health care, that'll not be applied equitably to all Quebecers seeking medical care for health issues resulting from their poor lifestyle choices, all government leaders should consider the question: What evidence do people who are hesitant to get vaccinated need to see directly, and from whom?
Getting those who have vaccine hesitancy to overcome their hesitancy will be easier by answering this question than by creating an inequitable punitive tax. Let's first try to get the remaining unvaccinated Canadians to make the right personal choice without more government interference.