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Letter: Health care community's attitude toward the unvaccinated

Does this attitude of disdain and disregard reflect the ethos of the Hippocratic Oath or the teaching of Jesus Christ when he told us in Luke 10:27 to “love your neighbor as yourself?

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To the Editor:

Does anyone else find this contemptuous attitude that some members of the medical community have for unvaccinated people to be extremely disturbing? Maybe these health care professionals should be forced to wear a sign around their necks so that the rest of us can decide whether we even want them to attend to us. Better yet — find a career that doesn’t require empathy and compassion.

The real problem is: where do they draw the line? What about people who’ve been in a car accident because they were drinking, texting on their phone, doing drugs, driving too fast for road conditions? A young man injured on the football field: someone with HIV because of their lifestyle; a fisherman who goes through the ice; a smoker with lung cancer; an overweight person with any number of related health issues?

Not the same thing? Of course it is. As soon as we’re old enough to appreciate cause and effect, we all make decisions daily that could potentially impact our health and well-being.

Does this attitude of disdain and disregard reflect the ethos of the Hippocratic Oath or the teaching of Jesus Christ when he told us in Luke 10:27 to “love your neighbor as yourself?” What do you think?

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Katherine Larson

Florence

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