People’s choices to be immunized against COVID-19 can be complicated, says letter writer. (Priyanka Ketkar/Black Press Media)

People’s choices to be immunized against COVID-19 can be complicated, says letter writer. (Priyanka Ketkar/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Virus doesn’t care about your personal choices

Argument about unconstitutionality of vaccine mandates has been debunked

Re: “Compassion needed, not coercion,” Progress Letters, Sept. 17, 2021.

Mike Schouten needs to give his claim that the government is acting unconstitutionally a break. That idea has already been thoroughly debunked so enough already.

I support the government’s actions, including making vaccinations mandatory for all health-care workers. For those that are in good conscious cannot bring themselves to doing the right thing then there is always unemployment insurance. B.C. is hardly alone in mandating vaccinations for all health care workers, other countries and regions are doing the same.

As for calling vaccines a gift from God, I would call them the result of hard-working, dedicated scientists who have used their extensive knowledge to create the vaccines with no need of a god or gods to be involved.

Science is vital, so while it may make some people feel all warm and fuzzy to say God made the vaccines as a gift, that is a hypothesis that I have no patience for.

If Mr. Schouten believes so strongly that vaccines work, his attempts to give an out for those who refuse common sense and think their personal freedoms are more important than the patients in their care are all the more baffling.

The virus doesn’t care about anyone’s personal choices.

With anti-vaxxers now entering schools in the Interior, I urge the government to get even more draconian in enforcing the vaccine mandates for all our sakes as these protestors have lost all sense of reality.

Other than terrifying children, what on Earth did those anti-vaxxers think they were going to accomplish other than to make themselves look like thoughtless idiots which they surely are?

Robert T. Rock

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