Letter to the editor: You didn’t want to protect yourself or others


I am so tired of people whining about mask mandates and shot mandates. You don’t want to wear a mask, fine. You don’t want to take the vaccine, fine. But when you get sick, don’t clog up the medical system, because you didn’t want to take the necessary precautions to prevent sickness. Go to a doctor and a hospital that respects your rights. But don’t expect care ahead of a cardiac patient, an auto accident victim, a transplant patient or a child with a broken leg. Go to the end of the line because your freedom is to not wear a mask or get the vaccine. Don’t expect my sympathy when you are in the ICU on a ventilator. You chose your fate. You didn’t want to protect yourself or others. COVID is a lonely illness. Because it is an airborne virus and so contagious, when you get sick, you will be isolated from everyone. You will die alone. You chose your actions, not wearing a mask and not getting the vaccine. Your actions have consequences, sickness and death to you and others.

But, excuse me, if I chose not to follow you on the road to hell. I have the vaccine. I wear a mask. I will protect my right and others to wear a mask and get the vaccine. I will also protect the right of others to deny you service because you refuse to wear a mask and get the vaccine to protect others. It is your freedom and your right to choose not to wear a mask and get the vaccine. It is also my freedom and right to tell you to go to hell.

Kai Lee, Portland


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  • Bluheron

    Telling people to go to **** because they do not see things your way is a disgusting and toxic view of other human beings. So prevalent in these times and certainly more harmful than the threat of a physical virus. It’s a putrid sickness of your heart and soul.

    I see you are from Portland. I was born there but can’t even recognize the city now days, and I have no idea how or why your ugly hatred made it into our local community paper.

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