Freedom to be unvaccinated not so free – it comes with ‘enormous’ cost While the human cost of the COVID-19 pandemic has been staggering, and its emotional toll on health care workers unimaginable, the economic cost to the health care system has been enormous, as well. Yet, a significant portion of the billions of dollars spent on hospital care could have been avoided. More: “Doctors and nurses crying after their shifts,” CMO says. ‘Health care heroes’ need support According to the Health System Tracker , a publication of the Peterson Center on Healthcare and the Kaiser Family Foundation, “there were a total of 690,000 vaccine-preventable COVID-19 hospitalizations form June through November 2021” with each of those cases costing an average of $20,000. That equals 13 billion, 800 million unnecessarily spent dollars that will come from taxpayers or insurance rate payers. In the end, those claiming the freedom to be unvaccinated are doing so at an enormous cost to others. It gives “freedom isn’t free” an entirely new meaning. Chuck Ardo, Lancaster DeWine urged to uphold Second Amendment and sign concealed carry bill I am writing with regard to a Dec. 28 Dispatch editorial published in the Canton Repository “Lawmakers hellbent on making gun violence worse.” More: Our view: Hellbent lawmakers are doing ‘something’ about gun violence – making it worse In the “world of rules” you refer to, needing a license to drive a car, hunt deer, and take fish from Ohio waters, I fully agree with, as license […]
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