Be smart

The most perplexing aspect of Alaska’s COVID-19 explosion setting almost daily records for infections, hospitalizations and deaths is this: Alaskans could do something about it – but too many choose to do nothing.

Instead, they them want to yammer on about the politics of COVID and their individual rights – which, we note, seem to include infecting anybody they choose – rather than getting vaccinated and doing any of the things that seem to help, such as masking up and social distancing.

Their rationale remains a mystery to anyone with an IQ higher than room temperature.

The hard numbers suggest a fully vaccinated person is much less likely to contract the virus. If vaccinated and they do contract it – a rare occurrence – they are less likely to be hospitalized. And the big payoff? If they are hospitalized because of the virus, they are less likely to die.

What part of that keeps people from getting vaccinated? We have not the slightest clue. It is a win-win-win.

With hospitals running out of resources and space, and with medical staff exhausted, Alaskans must step up and do their part. Accept that the pandemic is real. Get vaccinated. Practice those things that keep you and others safer.

Be smart.

2 Responses to Be smart

  1. Jim Iagulli September 8, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    “IG higher than room temperature”. Clever argument without an ad hominem . Wish I could win an argument that way. That will make them sign up. How about closing down the whole economy to get us over the hump and flatten the curve. That also worked well.

  2. Fishing for Food September 8, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Vaccinated folks currently make up almost 30% of new Covid cases in Alaska. Spreading misinformation tends to make the populace even more wary of getting the vaccination. Stop it.


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