Letters for Aug. 21: People have reasons for not getting vaccinated, don’t penalize them

Letters for Aug. 21: People have reasons for not getting vaccinated, don’t penalize them

Re “ Consequences ” (Your Views, Aug. 14): While not a psychiatrist, I have three advanced degrees in psychology and human resource development, all from prestigious American universities. Twenty-six years serving our country in the Army Special Forces and Airborne Infantry, including two tours in Vietnam and five years with the 101st Airborne Division. I have also authored four books, two delving into the issues addressing post-traumatic stress disorder. Interacting with emotionally disturbed war veterans, myself included, has become a way of life for the past 30 years. At no time have I ever questioned the responsibility of mentally sound individuals to rectify their own actions. Most find comfort in so doing. On the other hand, I learned a lot about being emotionally and or medically unable to account for one’s behavior. I’m sure Dr. Abbot Granoff learned the same lessons. Not everyone should get the COVID-19 vaccine. For instance, someone I know was advised against it by her doctor because of her autoimmune disorder. For this psychiatrist to conclude that “anyone who refuses to be vaccinated and comes down with COVID-19 should not be allowed in the hospital” is not only unprofessional, but disgracefully reckless. Re “ Failed logic ” (Your Views, Aug. 17): While everyone should be treated for all illnesses, it is fast becoming a reality that some non-COVID-19-related patients might not be able to be admitted to some hospitals. I think I speak for a lot of Americans when I say I am incensed at […]

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