Friday, October 15, 2021
Oct. 15, 2021

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Letter: Pandemic of ignorance, selfishness


For awhile it looked like things were returning to normal. We could go into public places and mingle with friends without masks or worrying about infection. But now there has been a resurgence of the pandemic, and that has caused my wife and I to cancel a trip back east to see our grandson’s wedding. I watched as my wife tearfully advised him of our decision not to attend. He agreed under the circumstances it was the right thing to do, even though we had a substantial investment that was largely nonrefundable.

I realized then that our future plans are being largely dictated by those who have neither the common sense nor the common decency to do the right thing by getting vaccinated. In the face of a public health emergency that has sickened millions and caused the deaths of over 620,000 people, there are those that still think vaccination is a matter of personal choice. I suspect some of them on their death beds in ICU are regretting the choice to avoid getting the vaccine.

It’s obvious we also have a pandemic of ignorance and selfishness. It’s our hope that people will change their minds and get the shot, and make it safe for everyone to have a safe and normal life.

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