An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
I WONDER IF those folks who are hollering indignantly about B.C.’s new vaccination card ever stop to think about the alternative.
Refuse the vaccine if you like, but why should you not have to suffer any inconvenience for making that choice when people are still getting sick, being hospitalized and still dying?
Obviously, we have to put an end to the drastic impact of COVID-19 and the recent disturbing upsurge thanks to the Delta variant. One way would be to shut down the economy again, which would ruin many businesses, closing them forever.
It would also deprive all of us with many of the services and goods essential to everyday life, not to mention the entertainment and cultural events so essential to our collective mental health.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.