Letter: Here’s the jab – there’s no ‘government control’

So … enforcing vaccine mandates is prompting teachers who don’t believe in science, nurses and EMTs who don’t believe in medicine, and police officers and firefighters who don’t believe in public safety to quit? That’s fantastic! Since the pandemic began, five times more police officers have died from COVID than from guns. If “Blue Lives Matter,” help save them by supporting vaccines.

(Incidentally, if you think your immune system can handle a disease that’s killed over 5 million people, why can’t it handle a vaccine that over 7 billion people have taken with no serious side effects?)

And regarding the “government control” argument: I worked my entire career for the government, as did my wife, parents, brothers, and child. Trust me, none of us ever had any interest in controlling you or anybody else (except for my daughter, who would love to be able to control her 28 kindergarteners). I’ll bet every person reading this has had vaccines for measles, mumps, and rubella, as well as chicken pox, pertussis, diphtheria, polio, whooping cough, tetanus, and hepatitis, not to mention seasonal flu shots. You willingly took all of those, many of which were required to attend public school, but now all of a sudden the government is trying to poison you? That’s literally nonsense, in that it makes no sense whatsoever. Wise up, stop with the conspiracy theories, and get the jab.

— Scott Paulo, Chico 

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