Interview medical pros who oppose the vaccine
I challenge The Gazette to send a reporter to interview doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals who don’t want to take the new COVID-19 drugs. Hear their reasons. Print them.
Your subscribers deserve to hear directly from medical professionals (instead of reading a Gazette editorial penned by a news staff with no medical training, that orders doctors and nurses to take these new drugs). The Gazette’s lack of medical credentials makes this editorial unconvincing, at best.
The doctors and nurses you interview will have many valid reasons why they don’t want to take these drugs. Print them all.
Lastly, a lot of people in government, the media and medicine are guilty of what Upton Sinclair said: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” But always remember: “I was just following orders” is never a legal defense —when the hysteria dies down, the truth always comes out.
Just look at Cuomo. He’s disgraced, out of work, waiting for state and federal charges to be filed and likely facing prison time for his handling of covid. If it can happen to him, it will happen to many more.
I challenge you to send that reporter.
Letter writer wrong about Biden, Harris
Mr. Zanger’s Sept. 15 letter to the editor (“Biden and Harris sowed vaccine doubt”) is an excellent example of either blatant disregard for facts or willful acceptance of deception. Nothing he states is true. He comments that “Blundering” Biden and “Chuckles” Harris (a rude nicknaming tactic he probably learned from Trump) “ran around the country last fall before the election telling people that you can’t trust the vaccine” and that they are to blame for 80 million people being unvaccinated.
Here are the facts (Source PolitFact): President Biden and VP Harris distrusted Trump with COVID-19 vaccines — not the vaccines themselves. A video on social media was selectively edited to take their comments out of context. The parts that are left out make clear that Biden and Harris were raising questions not about the vaccines themselves, but about then-President Trump’s rollout of the vaccines and the risk that the effort would become rushed or politicized.
Harris was asked in a September 2020 interview whether she would take a vaccine if it was approved before the election. “If the public health professionals, if Dr. Fauci, if the doctors tell us that we should take it, I’ll be the first in line to take it. Absolutely. But if Donald Trump tells us that we should take it, I’m not taking it.” Biden’s statements on the campaign trail show that he was concerned that politics would influence the development and deployment of the vaccine, and that Trump could not be trusted, but the vaccine could.
Mandates benefit community’s health
Too many COVID recommendations result in divisive outbursts. I believe it is important to remind ourselves that we have chosen to be part of a community whether it be local, state, or national. Occasionally, being a member of a community means that our individual choices are somewhat limited for the good of the community.
There is endless opportunity to battle over wearing masks or getting vaccinated. When someone does not agree with public health recommendations, they can say no, but they need to understand they are rejecting what is deemed best for the safety of the community. That choice has consequences. It is up to the individual to weigh the possible personal outcomes, make an informed choice and live with it.
This pandemic is serious. We have the right to say no. What we do not have the right to do is expect the public safety regulations to change to accommodate those who choose not to support decisions that are made for the health of the community during a pandemic.
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