It shouldn’t be political

To the editor:

What is the problem some people have with COVID vaccination?

They say they don’t know what’s in it. What’s in any prepared substance you intake? You don’t know, but you eat/drink/inhale it anyway, don’t you?

People are dying from the vax? Bull! People are dying from not vaxing. In the U.S., 496 million doses of the three vaccines have been administered to almost 250 million people. There have been 11,000 deaths reported to the CDC of vaccinated people, of all natural causes. That’s 2/1000ths of 1 percent, even if all 11,000 were because of the vax.

Unvaxxed people are 84 times more likely to have severe (requiring medical care) COVID than are vaxxed people. 

The problem is that we have let an unhinged media politicize COVID. Before the election of 2020 all we heard was that it was impossible to have a vaccine be developed so fast. We even saw presidential candidates poo-pooing the fast-track development.

Because it was developed with the help of Operation Warp Speed, anti-Trumpers didn’t want it until Mr. Biden got elected and encouraged vaccination, then the Trumpers didn’t want it. Can you figure out the rationale in either camp? I can’t.

I believe in vaccinations. They are proven to be safe and effective, for all age groups above 5.

I don’t believe government should mandate these vaccinations as that is an overreach of government’s powers, but we citizens should have enough sense to take advantage of what is available to us.

Oh, in case you doubt my statistics, go to and search “adverse effects.” It’s all there. But you won’t because you doubt the CDC. But you will believe it because you saw it on Facebook so it must be true.


Clayton Thornber


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