Letter

Make educated

decision on

vaccinations

Editor:

There is a problem with Dr. Till’s impassioned plea for everyone to get vaccinated for COVID-19 (Oct. 27, West Valley View).  

Her contention that the tragic deaths in her ICU would have been prevented if the patients had been vaccinated is not supportable with evidence.

Surely Dr. Till is aware that the CDC recently changed its definition for “vaccine.” In the definition for “vaccination,” the word “immunity” has been switched to “protection.”

Perhaps the change was because, in August, Dr. Kobi Haviv, medical director of Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem, said “85% to 90% of the hospitalizations are in fully vaccinated people” and “95% of the severe patients are vaccinated.” Indeed, the Illinois Department of Public Health last week reported that 77.7% of its COVID-19 deaths were vaccinated.

Furthermore, why no mention of natural immunity in Dr. Till’s article? Multiple studies now have demonstrated the power of immunity acquired by previously having the virus, suggesting that natural immunity is as good or better than vaccine-induced immunity. The refusal to acknowledge what is known about protective immunity and the continuous employment of manipulative messaging has damaged the credibility of public health officials.

Nevertheless, Dr. Till offers a piece of advice we all would do well to follow — “make an educated decision for your health, your family and the community.”

Steve Harrison

Buckeye

‘Is Kelly missing

the mark?’

Editor:

First, I’d like to compliment J.D. Hayworth on his column with the above title. For the first time in a long time, he chose to discuss an issue of national interest. After 12 years in Congress, he’s undoubtedly well-versed in public policy, and it was nice that he chose to discuss PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances) instead of loading the column with snarky, racist comments about the country’s Democrat leaders.

PFAS are apparently chemicals used around the world in military ordinance. The United States has determined that PFAS have dangerous long-term effects on the users, and J.D. is rightfully concerned that if our military is forced to obey our laws with regard to public health, it will make us noncompetitive with the rest of the world.

Interestingly, or ironically, one of the major news networks ran a story last week about the VA’s refusal to treat returning veterans for cancers and other ailments from long-term exposure to known carcinogens in Afghanistan and other places. J.D.’s article seems to acknowledge that PFAS are dangerous to human health, but they are willing to overlook that problem in the interest of obtaining military products as cheaply as possible. J.D. doesn’t directly offer a solution, but his column seems to be endorsing letting the military ignore public safety issues in the interest of making the strongest military organization in the world stronger.

I hope that J.D. will discuss this important issue in more detail, including what the responsibility of Veterans Affairs should be when military heroes return home.

Ken Scruggs

Buckeye

Was I right

or was I right?

Editor:

For a long time, back in the 2010-20 years, I wrote almost weekly letters to the View blasting progressives for their insidious attacks on the Constitution. I equated progressives to a plague, which, if not stopped, would change our republic into a communist dictatorship.

For my patriotic insight, many years before it’s time, I was regularity castigated by left-wing zealots. I was called a racist and many worse things for my patriotism and love for our great nation.

So now we are in 2021 and we have the worst president in history trying to do everything in his power to destroy our way of life and to destroy the greatest nation in history. The progressives are insane as they follow our senator into the washroom at ASU to harass her. Parents are being attacked by the feds for exercising their First Amendment rights against the communist-controlled school boards all across America.

I could go on and on and on and on! But I don’t need to. Today, America is waking up to the progressive/communist threat as never before. Hopefully it is not too late. Hopefully with God’s help, America will endure these sinister attacks, and we can Make America Great Again, Again!

So, my question to all of you in the West Valley is, when I was writing all my letters five to 10 years ago, was I right or was I right?

The answer is that I was as “right as rain.” I was a prophet and proud of it. No apologies necessary and thanks to all the patriots. Keep up the fight against progressive tyranny!

God bless the American republic forever.

Roy Azzarello

Mesa