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‘For the greater good’

| 19 Sep 2021 | 08:13

    This is kin response to the question posed in last week’s newspaper, “What exactly is the real point of such a policy?”

    In regard to requiring proof of vaccination, I would say that the real point is that if a large percentage of the population were fully vaccinated, (between 70 and 90 percent) then we would conquer this pernicious virus just as we did with smallpox, polio, diphtheria and other previously deadly diseases.

    Since one in every 500 of the general population and one in 35 in the over 85-age group have died from this virus, this is not the time to quibble about whether proof of vaccination should be required in order to enter public spaces.

    Residents of the United States are in the privileged and enviable position of being able to avail themselves of free, effective protection against the COVID-19 virus.

    Contrary to some sources of misinformation, the COVID vaccines have been proven to be safe and do not cause sterility, swollen gonads or “zombie-ism,” nor do they insert microchips into the bodies of recipients.

    What is absolutely incomprehensible to me is why, when we have the solution to this physically deadly and socially, emotionally and economically crippling virus, do people refuse to take the vaccine.

    If not for themselves, then they could consider doing it for the greater good.

    Patricia DeBruhl

    Warwick