I am writing in response to the Associated Press article on the front page of the Sept. 8 Columbian, “Idaho hospitals ration health care.” I also noted that the article said that Idaho had one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country.
I agree that health care should be rationed, since facilities and staff are pushed to the limits. However, I believe that the people who could get vaccinated and chose not to because of their unwillingness to accept facts and science should be the last on the list. Before them should be the children who are too young to get the vaccination, people with conditions that prohibit getting the vaccination, people having heart attacks, children with broken arms and people needing cancer surgery.
People who have made vaccination a political issue and who refuse to listen to scientific evidence should be at the end of any priority list.