Stop being selfish; Get covid vaccine
Some people refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine. They think that this pandemic was manmade to wipe out older populations and to make money. These people seem to have lost their common sense, their sense of responsibility and feelings of compassion toward others. Hence they refuse being vaccinated because they don’t trust science, and doctors.
I agree— everyone is free to do what they want, but what about the common good? Responsibility toward family, the community, the nation and the well-being of the world’s population?
I think that those who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine are being foolish, but also arrogant, selfish, ignorant and lack common sense.
They’re foolish and ignorant because they deny facts and reality, they refuse to seek them, and instead believe in all kinds of conspiracies.
They’re arrogant because they believe that they know more than doctors and science. They’re selfish because they do what they want with no regard to the safety and health of others.
These skeptics fail to realize that vaccines have saved millions of people from certain death. Without vaccines we would not have defeated many diseases such as polio, malaria and many others.
Why do many still distrust vaccines and have become cynical and they lost compassion for self and for others? I suspect it is mostly selfishness, not caring for others.
It is time to stop being arrogant and foolish, and instead show compassion and a sense of civic responsibility.
Get vaccinated before it is too late.
Surprised article excluded Johnson
I read the article (“Beloved, relevant Highlights celebrates 75 years”) posted from the Columbus Dispatch on Highlights Magazine in the Sunday Aug. 15 Gazette with much interest because Kent Johnson, CEO of Highlights, grew up in Schenectady.
He is the son of Karen B. Johnson, first woman Mayor of the city of Schenectady and who was on the Highlights Board of Directors.
I was surprised and disappointed The Gazette didn’t add a note at the end of the article pointing that out.
Kay S. Ackerman
Thoughts on three important topics
Lately I’ve noticed three things being bantered about:
1. The bogging down of moving forward in schools; 2. How to spend [taxpayer] money the city thinks is bottomless; and 3. The eternal use of playing a race card.
1. School Guidance: Open up in-school learning only!
All those that work for a school district; aides, administration, cafeteria, custodial, teachers, transportation, visitors, etc. wear a mask. All students are mask-optional. No ‘what ifs.’
2. Use of the Schenectady city [taxpayer paid] windfall of millions:
Do not use this money to fund another useless/senseless program that come next year you can’t fund without taxing residents more or having to cut necessary functions/services of the city.
3. The community socialist/activist new school board member:
You cannot keep playing the race card. Just throwing objections out there because of race is not a concrete solution.
The reason [possibly] six officers were sent to your auto accident was not because of your skin color.
Just look to Chicago and what happens when you send just two officers to an auto incident.
Gerald V. Marmuscak
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