Anti-Vaccination Activists Set Up a Scary Moment in Time
WASHINGTON -- Anti-vaccination activists, let me be blunt.
It's your funeral, but it's our health care workers, hospitals and medical systems. Please stay home when COVID-19 comes to call.
The delta variant is causing cases to spike in all 50 states. Florida is a hot spot. Of course, unvaccinated Americans are those who are sick and dying from this most contagious variant.
There's no reason for a healthy adult to be walking around without having received a COVID-19 vaccine.
It makes common sense: Get thee to a shot in the arm if you haven't already. Protect yourself and others from a ravaging virus. Don't contaminate the commons, which just opened again.
To pursue the anti-vaccination point, if you're seriously in need of a ventilator to breathe, sorry, but that takes you from a private case to a public cost. It's unfair, in case you care.
The stock market is jumpy that millions of Americans just don't get it -- the vaccine. A surge would be tragic.
Vaccine mandates in public places are what the experts tell us must be done. Mask mandates may be necessary to check contagion. Los Angeles is requiring indoor masks once again.
Our pressed medical workers should be given gratitude and wellness, not another round of the same crushing battle they fought on the front lines.
Doctors and nurses are not happy to see fresh, preventable cases of COVID-19 after how hard they worked to treat an endless stream of patients from March 2020 to May 2021. They lived through the worst crucible.