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Do your own research and take everything with a grain of salt

| August 19, 2021 1:00 AM

In response to Daniel Strayer’s vaccine avoidance and distrust of science letter.

The classic vaccines were fine. A dose of the dead virus so your body could develop antibodies. These had a long history and proven record. But the avoidance you’re seeing now is not necessarily base on irrational thinking. These COVID “vaccines” are new, unproven mRNA injections. Designed, we’re told, to create proteins to protect us. People with conditions that could be exacerbated by the virus might well consider it for good reason. But we know zero about the long term effects. So the otherwise healthy might chose to rethink taking it. The key point here is it’s a personal choice. Might there be a distrust of science involved? Yep.

Science has indeed given us wonderful things. But modern science seems, in well-documented situations, to spy on us and use our private information to make us the “product.” Ads appear on our phones for things we’ve never searched on but only talked about within earshot of Siri or Alexis. So yes, distrust abounds.

And do I trust my doctors? Not all of them. I’ve had to do my own research for cancer treatment that resulted in avoiding an unnecessary surgery and far more effective radiation therapy approach. My original doctor could have made this recommendation but didn’t.

Always do your own research. Take everything with a grain of salt. Make your own decision and distrust anyone who wants to “mandate” control over you.

MARK QUINN

Moyie Springs