We can wish pandemic away; respect mandates

In reading a recent letter to the editor, airing concerns about pandemic mandates, masks and shots, I felt the need to responds. I wasn’t sure of all of his concerns, but he seemed to indicate that shots and mask-wearing should be up to each individual, based on their preferences and medical concerns. This is the only way to bring people together, the letter implied.

I wish it were that simple, as so many seem to believe that it is. There are those who should not get the shot because of their medical condition, but this is a pretty small number. The best way to limit or eliminate the virus as a threat is simply to get the shots, plus the booster, and wear a mask when in a public situation.

It’s been reported by the science community that this is the only way to get this done. So, my point is that we all need to recognize that we are part of a much larger community, and that it’s time to take one for the good of the order. We are all in this together.

Lloyd Weller


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