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Please get vaccinated

A year ago this week, Stu News ran my letter entitled, “200,000 COVID-related deaths.” Despite the fact there was no vaccine at the time, people were hopeful the worst would soon be over. Oh, how wrong they were.

Last Saturday, 670,000 white flags were placed on the grounds of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Each one represented the passing of a mom, dad, brother or sister felled by the virus. Despite the availability of free vaccines now, tens of millions of Americans, many of whom live in Orange County, still refuse to roll up their sleeves.

At last count, COVID is killing nearly 2,000 people a day coast to coast. At this rate, the death toll will reach 750,000 by the end of the year. Clearly, the virus is no joke, so stop treating it like it’s no worse than a cold. Please, please, please get vaccinated. 

Denny Freidenrich

Laguna Beach

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