Encourage vaccines with freebies at track
Recent news on the high positivity rate for several counties in the Capital Region is alarming.
One suggestion that could possibly increase the vaccination rate in these areas (for residents and visitors alike) is to incentivize people going to the racetrack with a free entry or more gifts.
If it is possible to have a temporary vaccination pop-up tent in the vicinity of the racetrack during the racing season, it could help our communities in the fight against covid.
Church wants to control all healthcare
High praise to Emma Anderson and Dr. Jessica Berman for their excellent comments in the July 26 article (“Proposed Ellis-St. Peter’s merger sparks rally”) regarding the rally to protest the proposed merger of Ellis Medicine and SPHC (Trinity Health Care).
Both women stated in no uncertain terms why women’s reproductive healthcare is in serious jeopardy if this merger occurs, and why it cannot and must not be compromised.
Make no mistake: the Roman Catholic hierarchy will not be satisfied until they control all aspects of healthcare, not just for women but for everyone whose lifestyles do not meet their archaic criteria. A group of old men with no discernible medical backgrounds deciding healthcare. Their ecclesiastical thumb on the scale of healthcare is unacceptable.
No need to tolerate out-of-town crime
I’m writing in response to the Phoenix Masters (from Troy) letter (“Keep the focus on Saratoga Springs PD”) printed in the July 27 Daily Gazette.
The writer says that the Saratoga Springs police are harassing motorists with traffic stops and searches for weapons that don’t exist.
I previously remember reading an account in the July 25 Daily Gazette (“Two men arrested Friday night”) that Saratoga Springs police responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle on La Fayette Street. They responded there, only to have one occupant of the vehicle flee, and were attempting to detain Kyree Graham (from Albany), the other person in the vehicle. He was in possession of a loaded .38 caliber revolver, after already having a previous conviction.
While attempting to arrest Graham, police said Amir O’Sullivan (from Watervliet) physically interfered with the arrest and was arrested himself for possession of illegal drugs.
Why does Saratoga Springs and its police force have to deal with out-of-towners who want to cause trouble?
If you protesters are trying to get people to take sides – good job! You convinced me.
Bruce Barringer, Sr.
We’re all better off with Biden in charge
In response to Art Pagano’s July 29 letter (“Are you better off under Biden so far?”), Biden is keeping us safe and secure both domestically and internationally. Our economy grew 6.4% in the first quarter.
The number of jobs added in the second quarter is even higher than the first quarter. Biden did exaggerate in his July 29 speech when he said his administration added more jobs than any other.
Actually, job growth was the highest under Jimmy Carter in 1977. The bi-partisan infrastructure bill, at this writing, has hope of passing.
Another boost to our economy if implemented.
Migrants at the border are not the highest in 40 years as some memes are saying. In 2000, the border patrol recorded 1.6 million.
Under Biden, it has been less than half that at 724,984. Maybe we should allow more migrants in to help employers find workers to keep our economy going. And Biden has done a far better job of securing and distributing the vaccine and trying to convince the unvaccinated to be smart and get a shot. And let’s not forget the refreshing change of tone from Biden.
No more ranting and threats and lies coming out of the mouth of Trump and his administration.
Am I better off with Biden?
You Betcha’! We all are.
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