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Letter to the editor: COVID vaccine a gift from God

To the editor:
I simply do not understand the resistance to taking the COVID vaccine. It is an undeniable fact that there have been millions of deaths worldwide and many in the United States. No vaccine is perfect, but this one comes close. The first five million doses of the Pfizer vaccine had approximately 5 reactions and only one needed hospitalization and there were no deaths. In the United States, vaccines have eliminated horrible diseases such as small pox and polio.
I developed a COVID infection in January of last year before vaccines were available. It is truly a terrible disease. It is a fact that 10-20 percent of COVID victims don’t get over it and my wife is one of the “long haulers syndrome: with devastating effects. This may be a lifelong affliction, virtually all of these victims still have it. While COVID was a gift from Communist China, the vaccine is a gift from God.
The United States is a country of many freedoms. You can usually eat what you want and go where you want. But there are some restrictions. You do not have the right to rob a bank to steal other people’s money. And you do not have the right to cause other people to get sick and die because of your own paranoia and ignorance.
John Levis, Mocksville