Ong Ye Kung: Unvaccinated By Choice Or Due to Health Issues? You’ll Be Treated the Same

Covid-19 restrictions will be reviewed soon and we may have different rules for the vaccinated VS unvaccinated. Many Singaporeans questioned if this is unfair as there are some who cannot take the vaccine because of health reasons.

To answer their question, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said that those who are not vaccinated, be it by choice or due to health issues, will be treated the same.

In other words, all unvaccinated people may not be able to e.g. dine-in or go to the gym like the rest. They may only be allowed to carry out normal activities if they go through testing. But how many times do they have to get tested? Will they be able to lead normal lives again?

OYK said that from “a public health point of view”, people who are unvaccinated are equally vulnerable. There is no need for them to further differentiate the unvaccinated population or make exceptions for those who cannot take the vaccine.

Ironically, he also reminded Singaporeans that vaccination is not compulsory. This is like giving us options but not really giving us a choice. How inconsistent and unempathetic can they be?

Does this seem fair to you?

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