If you're healthy, the Czech state plans to stop paying for your co-
rona tests as of Sept. 1. It will still pay for the tests if you're sick and
showing symptoms, but not if you are the picture of good health.
Until such a person gets a test or a double vaccination, the state
will automatically presume for many purposes that he or she is
infectious, whether it's true or not. The stated effort of Health Min.
Adam Vojtěch is to encourage people to get vaccinated, and forcing
them to pay for regular tests will certainly have this effect on many.
Many others, however, will avoid vaccination and testing at all cost
and will continue to roam the streets, go in food stores and ride
public transportation in a state of presumed infection. Think of all
the people these healthy, untested souls could infect! The state has
already shown that it knows how to deal with such menaces. Re-
member how it banned any interaction that wasn't absolutely nec-
essary, even between family members? Anyone who is "presumed
infected" can simply be denied the right to interact with others.
Except, of course, with those administering an mRNA vaccine.