Letters to the Editor

Suggests vaccines for good of the community

In regards to people refusing to inoculate their children for personal or religious reasons, I would like to ask those people to answer this question as honestly as they are capable: If a vaccine were to be developed to prevent cancer, would you refuse to have your children, or yourself, inoculated for personal or religious reasons? I don’t think there would be a 20 percent, 10 percent, or even a 2 percent refusal rate.

We live in a community, a civilized world. My way of thinking means we don’t act like a pack of coyotes or a rogue elephant. We act according to the best interest of that community or civilization. We give up personal freedoms for the good of that community, be it tax dollars to defend our nation or not running through a red light because it would be an inconvenience to stop. We sometimes have to give up a little individual freedom for the good of the community. It’s what we do. It’s what makes us who we are.

I hope people who go against the advice of those who know reconsider their actions. We are all a family. Consider what your actions might be doing to your brothers and sisters.

Patrick Keily