In the first year of the pandemic, Canada just didn’t have access to vaccinations for COVID unlike the US, but transport (as essential) didn’t/couldn’t stop.In 2020, those truckers were driving unvaccinated across the border right into the height of the pandemic.
All of Canada’s (vaccination) eggs were in the Chinese basket, so that never happened. With 30 unvaccinated drivers on the road internationally for that first year, not one of them caught COVID out of our fleet. Extreme social distancing. No hotels or restaurants, just fast food drive through windows that they walked up to, etc…pay at the pumps for fuel.
These truckers would all come through my office, & I never got COVID that first year.
Not that we where hauling food or medications, but RV’s…but we where deemed essential. Turns out camping was one of the few things people were allowed to do.
By the time Canada initially got vaccines, the Americans I know had at least their first two shots & some a few boosters. Others that chose not to be vaccinated just didn’t get vaccinated as that was their choice as Americans.I'll ask you, since you seem relatively sane on the subject. Is mandating/refusing a vaccine a matter of right, or a political/administrative consideration?
In the next year, when Canada had vaccination’s, 29/30 drivers (not happily) got their at least first two shots to continue being employed & engaged in cross border shipping. The 1 driver that abstained we managed to keep busy just in Canada but it was a logistical headache by itself. If there was more than 1 it just wouldn’t have worked.
When the Trucker Convoy happened, there was much empathy/sympathy from our Fleet, but we were too busy to have anyone (officially or not) directly involved in it.