Dear Editor,

I wish people would quit complaining about wearing masks, washing hands, and the vaccines.

A –“It’s against my civil liberties”: Yikes, who are you –a child stamping your feet because mom and dad are telling you what you can or can’t do? Did you complain this much when wearing a seat belt in a car and a bike helmet on a bike were made law?

B – “There’s no proof it works”: If that’s the case, then how come surgeons scrub up, wear gloves and masks and basically cover their whole body before doing an operation? The surgeon who first suggested hand washing before an operation got laughed at… in 1847.

C – “It’s a pain”: Perhaps, but I noticed something. I have not had a cold or flu since COVID started. Next winter I’m wearing a mask. It’s so nice not getting sick.

D – “The vaccines are dangerous”: I admit that I’m a bit nervous, but I do think it’s the responsible thing to do. If I can reduce death, severe illness, long-lasting COVID side effects in others or myself, I think it’s a good choice.

Remember,  masks and hand sanitizing  are only temporary – not permanent.

A total of 22,500 Canadians have died so far– that would wipe out Hawkesbury, Vankleek Hill, St-Isidore and Casselman. That’s a lot of people. Please be kind to others. Thanks.

Tania Price