Letter: Who do you trust if your child breaks an arm or leg?

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Protesters waving American flags and holding signs decrying mask and vaccine mandates gathered along the curb of 700 East in Liberty Park Saturday, making Salt Lake City one of dozens of cities around the world protesting public health-related restrictions, Sept. 18, 2021.

To the anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers: Who do you trust if your child breaks an arm or leg? Or if you or your spouse is involved in a car accident or, heaven forbid, one of your family is diagnosed with cancer?

Do you go to your social media accounts for treatment or do you rely on the medical community? Doctors have studied for years, and so have the scientists who create the vaccines that have been used for decades.

The thought that this is a fraud or scam cannot be justified.

If it is a scam, why would the doctors be urging people to get a shot? They only receive a reimbursement for administering the shot, which is not much, versus the bill you would receive if hospitalized. A fraud, ask any of the over 600,000 families that lost loved ones. We see the cases going up daily. We will never get rid of this and get back to normal unless we all get vaccinated.

Go to the people you go to for other ailments, this one can be prevented. Your claims that it is a personal choice doesn’t fly. If you only endangered yourself and your family I would gladly agree, but when you have the potential of infecting people you pass in a store or sit next to at a football game, you prove you don’t care about anyone but yourself.

Floyd Bergener, West Valley City

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