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Oct. 15, 2021

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Letter: Unvaccinated are foolish, reckless

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My husband was diagnosed with a terminal blood cancer on April 26 this year. He was told that without treatment he would live maybe another 12 months. He has been on chemotherapy since May in preparation for a stem cell transplant which will be extremely difficult but could put this disease into remission and prolong his life.

We have received a schedule that shows him checking into the hospital next month. However, that schedule has now become tentative because the hospital is so bogged down with unvaccinated COVID-19 patients that the hospital cannot yet commit to my husband. It is difficult enough to deal with the physical, mental and emotional stress of chemotherapy and the uncertainty a cancer diagnosis brings.

So now we wait; and I want anti-vaxxers to tell me how I should feel about this. Frankly they chose to ignore the advice of their actual medical doctor and chose instead to listen to their favorite politician, news anchor, or conspiracy theorist.

The answer to any pandemic is a vaccine. We have that. Wake up! I have family members and friends who I love that have chosen not to get vaccinated. They are normally kind, loving, thoughtful people. But not in this. Now they are acting foolish, reckless, self-centered and short-sighted. I am beyond angry. I am utterly heartbroken.

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