Letter to the editor: Unvaxxed should go to the back of the line
An elderly friend just had his hip replacement put off, as Burlington, Middlebury and Rutland hospitals had no bed for him. Of the patients who had the bed, almost all COVID patients were not fully vaccinated.
Why? Ignorance and/or crass disregard for possibly inflicting serious illness or death upon others.
Our president is finally pushing significant vaccine mandates. Our governor is still talking about what to do.
How many people would still be alive if action were taken a year or more ago?
Without quick action we are likely to suffer another hard lockdown and the related economic damage.
COVID victims who are not vaccinated should go to the back of hospital bed waiting lines.
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So much of this situation rides on money, apathy, and our resistance to change.