Reject politics, disinformation and get the covid vaccine

I’m grateful to have gotten my first covid-19 vaccination. I am a sole caregiver for my wife of 50 years who is recovering from cancer and has a compromised immune system as a result of chemotherapy.

The shot was free, simple and painless. Recent statistics indicate that less than 1 in a 1,000 have an adverse reaction to the shot. If you would like to see an end to this horrid pandemic, you need to throw off any junk science or political resistance you may have and help humanity get past this gruesome disease. If you think it isn’t really that harmful, read the stories of the covid long-haulers that are beginning to appear everywhere, including The Herald. Some young people aren’t recovering from this respiratory disease. They cannot work, and live in misery.

Remember polio? It’s been eradicated from this country and most of the world because of an effective vaccine preventative. Although rabid anti-vaxxers would say that vaccines cause autism, this fallacy has been completely investigated, debunked and proven to be nothing more than alarmist rhetoric.

Neither should this be a political issue. As the truth begins to come out, we find that Donald Trump was on the verge of being hospitalized and placed on a ventilator. If we are ever to conquer this disease, we must trust science, throw off fear and propaganda and achieve herd immunity by getting vaccinated. It may seem hard to get now, but it’s going to be easier soon. Keep trying, and for the sake of your loved ones and all of humanity, get the shot when you can.

Herb Fox

Marysville

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