This Liberal Is Tired Of COVID Stupidity

By Donald A. Collins | 2 October 2021
Church and State

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Now we read about the millions, maybe over 80 million, of unvaccinated Americans who claim all sorts of mostly specious reasons for not getting vaccinated, as the more contagious Delta version surges in many places.

What to do? Many mandates have been initiated by government, important American companies and prestigious non-profit institutions! Bravo, but still not enough.

One of my friends, twice vaccinated, caught COVID, had to be put on a ventilator and died last month at 83. It has been reported that eighty percent of us over 80 years of age are victims do die. At 90 I am angered when I hear someone crying “Freedom” when, if for example, the person might be asymptomatic and the virus carried could be infectious to family or anyone contacted.

We are told that most deaths are to unvaccinated males, 62 percent are white and 75 percent are over 65. Some of the data you can read here.

While those figures don’t prove they were misinformed Trump supporters, we continue to hear or read daily the ignorant protestations of the unvaccinated. None of my liberal friends and family have failed to get fully protected ASAP.

What more to do? I regard, that with few medical exceptions, the unvaccinated are felons deserving of incarceration. How apprehension could occur I can’t say, but I certainly don’t find religious beliefs or personal liberty claims viable excuses, just plain feckless, immoral, selfish stupidity.

My dead friend could well have been a victim of one of these felons.

Sad that Americans have failed to come together on something so basic. We did not when Drs Sauk and Sabin offered us protection against polio in the 1950’s. Has our morality or our common sense declined since then? Apparently.

Final thoughts: The PRO-life anti-Abortion folks care a lot about minuscule 6 week fetal material. Wonder if any care about passing on possible COVID death sentences?

Extremism seems to have absorbed many Americans’ behavior patterns. My way or the highway will not accomplish the greater good for our society.

The current utterly parochial political behavior of some members of my Democratic Party on Biden’s legislative agenda will hopefully pan out in satisfactory final legislation which avoids giving us the label of STUPID!!!

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 40 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013, Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive? and We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?.

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