Letters to the Editor — Aug. 2, 2021

The Issue: Mayor de Blasio’s plan to pay $100 to every person who gets a vaccine at a city location.

President Biden’s and Mayor de Blasio’s well-intentioned plans to reward pandemic-of-the-unvaccinated holdouts with $100 bribes to save their own lives may backfire when greedy anti-vaxxers further postpone getting jabbed until the “jackpot” is desperately raised to $200, $300 or even $1,000 (“ ‘Bill’ de Blasio,” July 29).

Meanwhile, public-spirited Americans who once spent weeks online (sometimes in the middle of the night) trying to obtain appointments to get vaccinated to help the country begin to reach herd immunity were only rewarded with “I got vaccinated” stickers for their patriotic efforts.

Richard Siegelman

Plainview

Back in January and February, I — like millions of others — logged on to the Internet at all hours of the day and night to secure a coveted vaccine appointment.

Now, because so many will not get vaccinated, we still have to wear a mask and President Biden wants to use our tax money to pay people to be vaccinated, while millions of us did it because it was the right thing to do.

The worst part is the precedent this sets. The next time the government wants us to take some kind of action, many people will just wait and see how high the bribe will be.

Warren Stuart

New City

So now de Blasio will be giving $100 to everyone who gets a COVID vaccination.

I got my shot a couple of months ago and had to struggle to find a vaccination center for my wife and myself.

Countless online inquiries and calls to the city vaccine hotline didn’t help. So where do I go to get my $100 dollars for complying early?

Anthony Daddiego

Flushing

I am paying a ridiculous amount in taxes to live and survive in this city of New York.

The city does not have enough money to fix sidewalks and curbs or prune dangerous trees, but now it has so much extra money that it can just give away $100 to people who get vaccinated at city locations.

Kim Cody

Whitestone

Mayor Goofball doesn’t disappoint. Now he is giving out $100 to those who get vaccinated. Who’s going to pay for this?

I was fully vaccinated back in February. Can I get the $100, along with all others who were vaccinated? His term can’t end fast enough.

Gene O’Brien

Whitestone

The Issue: The Centers for Disease Control’s report on the rise of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

The Centers for Disease Control confirm that the COVID Delta variant can easily infect the vaccinated, and although the vaccinated may not display symptoms, they can still easily infect the unvaccinated with the most severe infections (“Just vax and relax!” July 30).

Simply stated, there is no safe harbor for the unvaccinated. I don’t want to infect anyone even though I’m vaccinated, so I guess I’m back to wearing masks.

Michael Barrett

Ashburn, Va.

As shown by The Post’s statistics, the chance of a vaccinated person becoming seriously ill from the Delta variant is about the same as being hurt by a falling brick while taking a walk.

This is not a medical issue, it’s a political one. Our leaders would rather talk about an invisible virus than deal with their very visible lack of leadership on issues like the border.

Robert Mangi

Westbury

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