A nurse loads a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

A nurse loads a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vaccines can help us all live a little longer

Letter writer would love to see people who have refused the vaccines change their minds

To the editor,

What is wrong with our world? There are so many people refusing to have the virus vaccine. What has happened to common sense?

As we grew up we had lots of trips to cemeteries. In granddad’s graveyard were two little boys who had died from the same illness within a week of each other. One was one and a half and the other just three years old. We had special hospitals for TB, several illnesses were common and diphtheria was a killer. Soldiers were dying with pernicious anemia.

I was 17 when I knew about injections. I became a student nurse and had to face 10 injections which were to protect us and would allow us to be sent to other countries if necessary.

How would you people who’ve refused the vaccine feel if this virus attacks your family, no matter what their age? How would you feel if they died?

Our medical field has always been there to help everybody. What would you do if they get burned out and can’t do it anymore? Who will replace them?

I’m a senior. I have survived several illnesses and I would love to see the people who have refused the vaccines change their mind and take one. Young or old, so we can live a bit longer. Please learn to think about others.

P. Cook, Nanaimo

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To the editor,

The problem, as we all know, is we still have approximately 20 per cent of people who are eligible to be vaccinated who are not vaccinated.

As booster shots are being planned for, the danger remains that enough circulating virus stalls the diminishing of the number of cases and when that happens, as we’ve seen in the past with other waves that we’ve been through, there’s the danger of resurgence.

Everyone who hasn’t gotten vaccinated, please get vaccinated. That’s how we put this pandemic behind us.

William Perry, Victoria

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