Unvaxxed are now paying the price | Letter to the editor

Posted 1/21/22

It’s 2022 and we’re still talking about the damn election, masks and vaccinations. COVID has been ravaging this country for almost three years and yeah, masks and vaxxing do help prevent …

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Unvaxxed are now paying the price | Letter to the editor

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It’s 2022 and we’re still talking about the damn election, masks and vaccinations. COVID has been ravaging this country for almost three years and yeah, masks and vaxxing do help prevent the spread. 

I have family members who have become seriously ill with COVID, requiring hospitalization. One was given a 50-50 chance of surviving, which she did but they’re still not vaxxed.

I have come to realize that I am mostly talking to people with my same beliefs. We need to understand the other side, so when an opportunity came up while flying, I had the conversation.

Maybe it wasn’t the best place to talk but my seatmate was willing. He was wearing a mask only when the attendants were close. He had a drink but wasn’t sipping, so I asked him to wear his mask when he wasn’t drinking. He did and our conversation ensued from there.

He didn’t think anyone should have to vaccinate or wear a mask because it infringed upon his rights. I thought it was about keeping his community safe. He felt no one should tell him what to do with his body. I said failure to get vaccinated infringed on others’ rights to feel safe. I tried to understand his perspective but couldn’t. In the end, we would never convince the other of our beliefs.

To me, it’s about protecting everyone. To him, it’s about liberty. It’s as simple as that. Reasons for not getting vaxxed seem mostly about politics — the election! — even though it protects you, your family, friends and community. 

I do believe in the right to choose, but not when it negatively impacts everyone else. The virus is still here, killing mostly people who aren’t vaccinated. It didn’t have to be this way.

Donna Geer
PORT LUDLOW

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  • MinimumWageHomeLoans.com

    And yet none of your family members have died. Do you know a single person who has died FROM the Rona, not WITH the Rona? I don't. I know plenty of people who said yes to shooting up the drug and have caught it as well...and so do you and everyone who is reading this. And they have had the same reactions from " I didn't know I was sick" to " it was horrible" So next time you are in a restaurant in Jeffco or Clallam, you will notice that none of them are social distancing and most don't have masks. So it would appear the "morally superior" (in their own mind only) are the ones spreading the the virus WAY WAY more than the non vaxxers.

    Friday, January 21 Report this

  • Dcc

    Give the misinformation a rest, Herb. Do you think a Flu or tet**** vax is "shooting up drugs" as well? Also, you are not qualified to say how someone has died.

    Friday, January 21 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    Dcc

    Where did M.Birdfoot pass on any "misinformation"? He related his own life experience, and just because you don't like his story you scream "misinformation".

    I have the same experience as Mr.B. My Daughter, Son-in-law, Granddaughter came down with the CoVid-19 last spring and they all survived it, they said it ranged from a bad flu to a mild flu. My Son is a Para-Medic he had both Pfizer shots and about a month ago he came down with the virus, he said it was like the flu, he is fine now.

    Stop letting the lying MSM think for you.

    Friday, January 21 Report this

  • Dcc

    Thanks for sharing your opinion.

    Friday, January 21 Report this

  • MargeS

    730,000 dead, you dispute this, you didn't know them, so who cares. I know someone who died from Covid, left a wife and children and grandchildren. No he was not vaccinated, and was a Trump Supporter. Don't want to get vaccinated or wear a mask, RIP.

    Saturday, January 22 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    I don't dispute that people have died from the CV. I said my experience was similar to M. Birdfoot's, that's not "misinformation". You need to add one more line to your mantra Marge, "get tested weekly" otherwise you aren't sure you are really CV-free.

    Saturday, January 22 Report this

  • MargeS

    You really don't care about anyone but yourself Just in hale. Encouraging people to get vaccinated, wear a mask, and avoid large crowds where people are not vaccinated or wearing a mask is not that big a deal. But some just **** it all out of proportion and now misinformation everywhere.

    Would you not go to the hospital if you had Covid or any other virus? You would not accept their treatment?

    What if they said sorry you made your choice now live with it!

    Saturday, January 22 Report this

  • MargeS

    The leader needs to give it's filter a lesson on words. **** [as making a problem bigger than it is] is a no no?

    Saturday, January 22 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    TEST

    The wind does ****.

    Sunday, January 23 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    WoW, that's nutz. Although it does open the door to some creative editing.....

    Sunday, January 23 Report this

  • MinimumWageHomeLoans.com

    Dcc you are not qualified to tell me what I am qualified to do as you don't know me or my qualifications..... comprende?

    A friend of mine died in a head on collision car wreck and that is not disputed.

    A blood test revealed antibodies or an active infect so it was coded as a Rona death.

    That is legal and compliant medical coding and the regs state it as such.

    While legal it is very misleading and inaccurate to use that number to make people think this is how many people died FROM Rona.

    Monday, January 24 Report this

  • Dcc

    Herb, When you equate receiving a vaccination with an activity that junkies do, you have little credibility with me. Comprende?

    Monday, January 24 Report this

  • MinimumWageHomeLoans.com

    Dcc that's an answer by someone who doesn't have an answer.

    Since you brought up the talking head word "misinformation" and all, I presented you with some

    Monday, January 24 Report this

  • Dcc

    No, I am just letting you see your own words that you used. "Shooting up drugs" in no way equates to receiving a vaccine.

    Monday, January 24 Report this

  • Thomas Camfield

    As we continue to don our masks on all appropriate occasions, we wonder about the mentality of all those who have kept the Covid pandemic alive and spreading over a couple of years.

    Monday, January 31 Report this

  • MinimumWageHomeLoans.com

    Thomas Camfield then look no further than inside a restaurant in JeffCo or Clallam. All have shown their 'we inject drugs' card almost none wearing the 'lifesaving" mask and NONE are social distanced. Problem with that is THEY are getting the RONA and spreading it. I know more people right now who have the Rona BUT already got jabbed multi jabbed and boosted. But it is ok as the Rona all by itself is just not killing people like they tried to say it would. I don't know a single person healthy person who has died from Rona...not one.

    Tuesday, February 1 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    I thought you Democrats were all about reuniting the country Tom, and here you are talking about "we and them", questioning the mentality of those who choose to not take a vaccine that appears to not really prevent getting or spreading the virus, and holds no one liable for any injury done by it.

    If you want to hold anyone responsible for spreading this virus go to the source, the Wuhan lab.

    Tuesday, February 1 Report this

  • MargeS

    if you want to know why the country is divided, review the years 2015-2022 and include Donald Trump's presidency, the January 6, 2020 insurrection.

    As a cartoonist said, " Trump, if I can't have it no ones' getting it" or words to that effect. Sounds about right to me.

    Tuesday, February 1 Report this

  • MargeS

    So you admit your a Republican Just-in-hale or hiding behind being an Independent? Your politics pretty much show which side of the red/blue line you are on. There shouldn't be a red/blue line but each year it becomes more wide, and the Republicans can thank their poor choice of supporting Donald Trump for that divide.

    Tuesday, February 1 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    Oh, so when Tom questions the mentality of "those" that's not decisive?

    I'm not registered with any party. I did vote for Trump over Biden. My 2017 was much better than my 2021. According to you, I'm responsible for the "divide" between the parties. Actually, I hope the Republicans select someone else to run for POTUS 2022, and then we'll see who gets my vote.

    " There shouldn't be a red/blue line".....Nonsense! Here we are into the second year of the Biden administration and you are still dragging out the Trump card.

    Tuesday, February 1 Report this

  • Dcc

    Herb, once again, you seem to be confused. You claim that people eating in restaurants are causing the spread of Covid. If you bothered to do any research, you would find that most recorded cases in the two counties come from home, school, and workplace transmission. The health department can confirm this if you care to dig a little. The statement that you don't personally don't know anyone who has died from Covid really doesn't make you an expert on the subject. I don't know anyone who has died from a drug overdose or a traumatic head injury lately, but that doesn't mean that people are not dying that way.

    Thursday, February 3 Report this

  • boatfixx

    Masks In The Public Are Useless.

    "We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic." -New England Journal Of Medicine, 05/21/2020, Michael Klompas, M.D., M.P.H., Charles A. Morris, M.D., M.P.H., Julia Sinclair, M.B.A., Madelyn Pearson, D.N.P., R.N., and Erica S. Shenoy, M.D., Ph.D.

    Tuesday, March 29 Report this