LETTER: Why?

I just finished reading the Sunday, Sept. 12 PDN and was again disappointed in the articles that described the continued spread of the virus and its effects on our communities and our health care systems.

The articles confirm that our county is experiencing a significant increase in virus hospitalizations and deaths.

Just above an article about deaths overwhelming Cowlitz County, another alarming article indicates that the CDC finds the unvaccinated are 11 times more likely to die from the virus.

Given the terrible history of the Sequim City Council and our mayor’s bizarre behavior, it should have not been a surprise to see in the same edition of the PD, that the council was considering a measure against the state and local health orders.

We, as a nation, have not done well in confronting this major health crisis.

Over 650,000 of our citizens have died, several million have been hospitalized, and yet we still have people who deny the virus’s impacts and consider it their right to risk their lives, the lives of their family, and the lives of my family and me.

This total lack of common sense and understanding of reality is both confounding and disgusting.

Vaccines have been key to the vast improvements in our overall health for decades.

We have been able to eliminate many major diseases by coming together and receiving life-saving vaccines. Why this has become such a twisted political and freedom issue is a mystery.

Wear a mask and get vaccinated.

Bob Travis

Sequim

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