John Donnellan, Ocean Shores
Dean Jeffery’s blase and simplistic explanation of Covid transmission is worrying.
At last count 3.9 million of our fellow human beings have died of this horribly contagious disease. This was growing exponentially until the creation of a handful of suitable vaccines, which, very probably, would slow the death rate through reduced transmission. This has actually been shown to happen in the last six months or so. The US death rate from covid has gone from 3,000 a day in January to around 300. What’s not to like Dean? Still 300 too many, but with collective action we may be able to get to zero.
A more inclusive and collective approach may be the go. How about we all go for a further reduction in transmission, and obviously that may involve vaccination. The ‘my body is sacred’ trip is wearing a bit thin. And their appropriation of the feminist slogan ‘My body. My choice’ is typical of their self-centred shortsighted arrogance.
How about we turn away from self-interest and move towards community? Funny how the place has gone from a region of progressive thinkers to a ward of Covid deniers, anti-vaxxers and 5G freaks. Your standard right-wing Qanon deal. Unreal.