Anti-vaccine letter contains several falsehoods

Sparta /
| 10 May 2021 | 06:25

    To the Editor:

    I read an opinion letter that I found reckless and irresponsible as the writer attempted to convince people not to get vaccinated. She cherry-picked a virologist’s concerns about the long-term effects of the Covid vaccine to make her points.

    She proposed that the vaccine was developed only in nine months whereas it should have taken nine years. She believes that the long-term effects haven’t had time to be studied. True! but on her schedule the vaccine would arrive eight years too late.

    She’s claimed life insurance coverage would be void should “things go south” and further claimed that such happened to hundreds of people who died after being injected and were denied claims. False! I checked with AARP: With a life insurance policy in good standing your beneficiary or beneficiaries will get a death benefit should you die of coronavirus-related complications.

    She claimed she had read something (citing no source) that said calling it a vaccine was incorrect because it’s a gene therapy drug, which ought to frighten any sensible person because that messes with our RNA. False! Unlike gene editing and gene therapy, Moderna mRNA technology does not change the genetic information of the cell, and is short-acting.

    She conflated prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp being subjected to medical experiments with her being forced to be vaccinated. False! Sad to say, New Jersey has no mandate that one must be vaccinated. We all support Typhoid Mary’s civil rights.

    Of course, when you think about it, what with 581,086 deaths nationally, many people who drank the Kool-Aid may have survived had they not placed their trust in Dr. Trump’s home for the bewildered.

    J.P. Curtis