I’VE GOT A COUPLE of ideas on how to move things along with the vaccine card.
Three days in, the card appears to be working just fine, though there are lots of rumours and social-media buzz about anti-vaxxers plotting to disrupt restaurants by calling in phony reservations, and so on.
Some businesses will avoid the card if they can, and there are plans for lawsuits, and the news that workers and volunteers at all B.C. healthcare facilities must be vaccinated will add fuel to the fire of the objectors.
Besides the businesses who refuse to check the card, others can’t be bothered or simply haven’t figured out how to scan the QR codes.
The problem will be with those who absolutely refuse to buy in. Customers in that category face possible fines of several hundred dollars, while businesses and event organizers could find themselves with fines of $2,300 for each offence.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.