There is a social trend now about gatherings\/functions and only vaccinated people are to attend. This makes sense for several reasons including while vaccination is great\nit's not a 100% guarantee that the co-mingling unvaccinated still can't be infected. That means the other wise manageable risks aren't adhered to and valuable hospital resources taken for an otherwise preventable illness. Resources that should be used for people in medical need through no fault of their own.\n\nI'd be interested in hearing what a medical ethicist would have to say on the matter.\n\nIf you are refusing the vaccine, that the efficacy of is now beyond reproach, I don't want it coming out of the societal pocket book. I want you to bare 100% of your own costs on this choice you are making.\n\nWhile the COVID pandemic is front and centre amongst public health issues today, I don't think we can put it in a separate category when it comes to who deserves care and who should pay for it. People engage in activities generally regarded as risky all the time. And, what's perceived as risky can vary from person to person. I can envision a couch potato not wanting to pay for the care of a bicyclist who was hit by a car, because "riding a bike on public roads is stupid". \n\nIf the resources of a hospital should be taxed to the point where patients have to be triaged, I can't imagine a COVID patient being pushed down the care que because he had refused the vaccine, as that would be a level of granularity that triage staff would not spend time on. \n"So, how did this guy get so badly mangled?"\n"He was skydiving."\n"OK, back of the line, just ahead of the anti-vaccer."\n\nI'm not in the medical field, but I would think that consideration and priority for care hinges entirely on the condition of the patients, not the circumstances behind their presence in an ER. \n\nAs for who pays for the care, I have some sympathy for your position. However, it's such a can of worms, I don't know how making a vaccine refuser pay out-of-pocket for their care can be justified. We all pay fire departments to put out fires caused by careless smokers and campers*. We don't make criminals pay for their own arrest and imprisonment. We all bailed out banks and car companies after the last financial crisis. It's a much larger issue than just vaccine refusniks. \n\n*Some jurisdictions may have cost recovery policies, but I doubt that it's universal or very effective.