Vaccinated or not, thanking heroes at Providence

Recently, I walked in to a store and saw a glaring headline in The Herald that read: ”Almost 93% of county’s COVID deaths are among unvaccinated,” (The Herald, Sept. 28) Two thoughts came to mind. 1. That means these people made a choice, and lost. 2. Pride that after 30 years, I canceled The Herald in 2020 for continually bashing law enforcement. You’re still selling fear, eh?

Earlier this year I took a seriously ill family member to Providence’s ER. What was disclosed is that they were hours away from death without massive medical intervention. Every medical provider that worked on them warned us that they had never seen anyone this sick survive (by the way, this was not covid). Some medical staff were vaccinated, while others were not, and all by choice. I spoke with these professionals every day for two months, and the “choice” of being vaccinated was a constant topic.

These “professionals” gave it their all to save the life of this gravely ill person. First of all, thank you Providence. All of you that worked so hard to keep our family member above ground are heroes; vaccinated and unvaccinated, team after team stood side by side fighting to save this one life. You did this, and I thank you for your selfless service.

They’re alive, and today the unvaccinated heroes are being vilified and now risk loss of employment. I feel sick and angry that so many are lining up against freedom. This is wrong. Stand tall heroes. Praying for you

Penny Hansen


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