To the editor,
Re: Forget ‘vaccine hesitant,’ try ‘vaccine enthusiastic,’ Opinion, May 19.
With regards to those fewer persons who question vaccination against the present COVID virus – and the more contagious new variants – as well as annual influenza mutations: A warning.
Should a natural, environmental, or man-made disaster befall society in winter, for example, a serious earthquake, the likelihood of surviving an ensuing epidemic could be zero for those unvaccinated and left unattended, with little chance of survival in an overloaded or broken health-care system.
The infection rate for this virus has shown to be high without protection. The outcome is life-threatening, with ongoing health complications for many who may survive.
Time for those who hesitate to weigh the advantages with the present excellent health-care response available. To do one’s part and help all society; men, women and children – here and elsewhere – eliminate these deadly diseases.
Doug Miller, Gabriola Island
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