Letter to the editor: Getting vaccinated is the best choice for our community | SummitDaily.com

Letter to the editor: Getting vaccinated is the best choice for our community

Robin Robson


What letter writer Patrick Dolan, who only asks to be allowed to make his own decision to get the COVID-19 vaccine, fails to realize is that he is a member of society, a member of our community. His actions have an impact on the other members of our community. ”To safely achieve herd immunity against COVID-19, a substantial proportion of a population would need to be vaccinated, lowering the overall amount of virus able to spread in the whole population. … The proportion of the population that must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to begin inducing herd immunity is not known,” according to the World Health Organization.

And from the Summit County government website: “If Summit County reaches 70% of the population fully vaccinated, or we reach Level Green incidence metrics, we would have the opportunity to open to 100% capacity in most business sectors.” So his choice directly affects our community’s ability to return to some semblance of normal. His not getting vaccinated is a selfish act. The people who get vaccinated are not just making the choice for themselves but making the best choice for our community and our American society.



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