ORIGINAL: Lynn G.
The next stimulus should only be given to those that get vaccine. That incentive will push a few more to get it and every person that gets it helps.
Until we have more vaccines than willing recipients, just vaccinate the willing. We are still a few months away, if we are lucky, from vaccinating all the people that really need the vaccine because they have conditions or age that makes them more vulnerable or jobs that require public interaction.
I have no problem getting the vaccine, but I probably won't. Why?
Because once you vaccinate everyone older than me (50 and up), people with health conditions, people that work in the public (I would much rather have a 24 year old teacher get the vaccine before me) and people that are younger than me, but scared silly about the virus (like my poor, sweet sister-in-law), there should be enough herd immunity to make getting the vaccine fairly useless at that point.
If they start looking around for people to get the vaccine because everyone else that wanted it got it, and there is still COVID cases in any significant level in population, I will get the vaccine, but I will wait until then.
I do not plan on going down with the ship, but I do want to make sure everyone that wants a seat on the lifeboat has one first.
Waiting could, in this case, be a fatal decision. I'd say it's up to you, but honestly, your delay in getting the vaccination could end up killing OTHER people as you spread the virus around.
I don't think you understood my point. My 'delay' would never kill other people because I am saying that someone else should get the vaccine first. The net effect would be just as much population protection or probably more if the person that gets the vaccine instead of me works in the public.
If everyone had a vaccination waiting for them and all they had to do was show up, I would go, but that is not how it works.
And your first part that it could be a fatal decision is true, but also why others should get it first. As I wrote, my sister-in-law and others are absolutely terrified and I have a somewhat utilitarian moral code that it would advance the greater good for the people psychologically damaged by fear to get the vaccine than I would as I do not have that fear.
And not having fear does not mean I engage in risky activities either. I wear masks, socially distance, do not do unneeded activities. But there is a Chris Tomlin song that is called "For Whom Shall I Fear" and that is kind of how I live my life.