Janet Smith’s letter “Republican state Sen. Doug Ericksen, from Ferndale in Whatcom County, paid the ultimate price for opposing the vaccine mandate by dying from COVID-19” (Dec. 29) states that his death is a gift to his family.
I am fully vaccinated and boostered and have volunteered hundreds of hours to vaccine and testing clinics. Happy to do so. I know of people who have been vaccinated who have become sick. I strongly disagree with anti-vaxxers, but for goodness’ sake, they are still people.
I also know that our society, our state, our country, our world and certainly the late senator’s family certainly doesn’t need a mean-spirited “told you so.”
One and all, please be kind and The Spokesman-Review, don’t give hate a podium with a loudspeaker.