LETTER: Unvaccinated advocacy

The recent letter objecting to criticism of unvaccinated citizens was interesting but somewhat confusing. Apparently, the comments of national and worldwide statesmen trying to save lives and end the pandemic were considered offensive.

Theory and questionable data were listed in defense of personal rights.

Quoting George Orwell’s fictional creation of dystopian philosophy, “Freedom is two plus two equals four. If granted all else follows,” could certainly be used to refute the letter’s own premise.

To be applicable, the reader must confirm the validity of the concept, and as we all know, there are some who no longer accept quantifiable facts or logic.

But if Orwellian mathematics are important, consider this, at least 847,000 American deaths from COVID-19 now and growing every day.

Those most likely to die if infected?


Obviously, legitimate medical cases should be exempted.

Personal reasons should not.

Endangering the lives of others is never justifiable.

A medical crisis of this magnitude transcends individual rights that threaten the public.

It is now about character and doing the right thing for yourself, your country and mankind.

The non-vaccine advocacy letter, ended with the words “We need to love our neighbors. All of them.”

Good idea.

However, in lieu of Orwell’s quotation or a list of facts based on misinformation, consider, JFK’s wise words from sixty years ago:

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

Rob Sorensen

Port Angeles