The local government estimated that it was necessary to offset the “financial burden” of these 10% of Quebecers who represent half of the people in intensive care.
Quebec, a Canadian province severely affected by the Omicron wave, will implement in the coming weeks a new tax called “health contribution– which will only affect people who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. “We are working on a healthy contribution“for”All adults who refuse to be vaccinated“Because they represent”A financial burden for all QuebecersQuebec Premier Francois Legault said on Tuesday. According to him, the 10% of Quebecers who have not yet received any dose of the vaccine should not “damage and damage“To the 90% who have been vaccinated.
«Not all Quebecers have to pay for it“, and reached during a press conference, explaining that the French-speaking province government wants this to represent”A large amount». «I understand and feel this indignation at the unvaccinated minority who, with all things considered, come to clog our hospitals.“, he added. The Prime Minister of Quebec clarified that these 10% of unvaccinated adults represent 50% of people in intensive care, referring to a case “shocking».
In an effort to stem the new wave, Quebec announced on December 30 the return of some restrictions, including a 10 p.m. curfew and a ban on private gatherings. In total, 2,742 people with Covid-19 have been hospitalized in Quebec, which has a population of about 8 million and about 255 people are in intensive care. Hospitalizations also continue to increase in Ontario, the next and most populous province in Canada with 3,220 people hospitalized (+753 in 24 hours), as well as the number of people in intensive care (477, +39).
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