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Letter to the Editor

“Ok, enough.”

Dear Editor,

Ok enough…

To all the anti-maskers and anti-vaxers out there, that’s enough. Since the pandemic starter I, and other people I know, have been patient and accommodating to your point of view. At the start of this novel virus, we knew very little about its behavior or how to mitigate it, so we cut you some slack. Since that time, we have been given the tools we need to stop this pandemic, rules and isolation and a miraculous vaccine that is proven effective and safe, despite what the noted self-appointed epidemiological expert Joe Rogan says.

Libertarians, including our hapless Premier, are so intent to selfishly flaunt the public weal over a perceived personal affront to freedom, they forget that their personal freedoms are provided by society at large. No man is an island, if fact, our species can not thrive without each other. It is one thing to demand liberty (in this case from common sense), but to actively impair health care workers who, given your trajectory, will be there to help you regardless of your views when you get sick; but to obstruct the care of others is beyond the pale and the extent of my tolerance of your willful ignorance.

My wife and many others have had procedures cancelled or postponed and that’s on you. People are suffering needlessly and that’s on you. Your own cohort is plugging up the ICUs when a simple act of selflessness could have avoided that, and that’s on you. People will die, and that’s on you. The economy will continue to suffer, and that’s on you. Our unvaccinated children will continue to be at risk, and that’s on you.

Listen to the experts, talk to your doctors, consult the huge volume of verified information available from sources like AHS. If that doesn’t convince you, or if you are too blinded by your ignorance, then grab your ivermectin and hole up in a cave somewhere.

— Tim Belec, Camrose

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