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Thankful for vaccines

There is much discussion about vaccines now. There will be much trial and error before the new one is available and we can’t be hasty.

In defense of vaccines in general, if smallpox, measles, whooping cough or polio were to resurge it would make COVID-19 seem like a Sunday school picnic. My generation grew up with these, we had most of them, we feared the iron lung (look it up). To not have a defense against these would de-populate the planet faster than any vaccine Bill Gates is proposing. Personally, I was glad to be able to protect my children from what we grew up with.

I’m thankful to those who made the world a safer place for our children.

Genie Wood

Coeur d’ Alene


 

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