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COVID-19: Quebec will tax the non-vaccinated because they represent a "financial burden" for the other
© AFP / Martin Ouellet-Diotte. The Prime Minister of Quebec, François Legault, announced Tuesday, January 11th that a tax would be applied to non-vaccinated persons as they represent a "financial burden" for others occupying critical care services. (AFP / Martin Ouellet-Diotte) Quebec, Canadian province heavily affected by The Omicron wave , will set up in the coming weeks a new tax called "health contribution" that will only affect the non-vaccinated persons against The Covid-19 .
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(Reuters) - Quebec, the second most populous Canadian province, is working on the development of a "health contribution" for adults refusing to be vaccinated against CVIV-19 without medical reasons, Tuesday said the Prime Minister Provincial François Legault.
The non-vaccinated inhabitants of Quebec represent a financial burden for the vaccinations, he said, indicating that the local government was studying the amount to be fixed for that "tax" while addressing the legal aspect of a such lever.
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If many countries have implemented restrictions for non-vaccinated persons against CVIV-19 with, in rare cases, a fine for the elderly refusing the vaccine, tax all non-vaccinated adults would be a rare measure. and probably controversial.
"The vaccine is the key to fighting the virus. That's why we are studying a health contribution for adults refusing to be vaccinated for non-medical reasons," said François Legault at a point of hurry.
With the propagation of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, provinces across Canada are experiencing an epidemic resurgence that has forced the isolation of tens of thousands of people and put pressure on health systems.
According to François Legault, if only about 10% of Quebecers are not vaccinated, they represent about 50% of patients in intensive care units.
(Reporting Ismail Shakil in Bangalore, French version Jean Terzian)
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