Particular Olympics menace reveals ignorance
As soon as once more, Gov. DeSantis and Dr. Joseph Ladapo trumpet their ignorance and put weak individuals in danger. On the Particular Olympics web site, there’s a hyperlink to a New England Journal of Drugs article, “COVID-19 Threat for Individuals with Mental Disabilities.” It reveals that, earlier than the vaccine, individuals with developmental or mental disabilities had been at highest danger of getting COVID and their dying price was three occasions increased. Unvaccinated Floridians, and people on chemo or unable to reply to the vaccine, are nonetheless being hospitalized and dying of COVID.
Any Particular Olympics fan is aware of there are a lot of crew sports activities that require shut and sustained bodily contact with out masks. It’s a crime to decree that the organizers could not require athletes to be vaccinated. It displays DeSantis’ and Dr. Ladapo’s ugly, punitive and unscientific perspective that ignores the wants of weak people. The identical perspective has already tied the palms of medical doctors attempting to supply high quality, individualized abortion care and transgender healthcare.
H Joan Waitkevicz, M.D., West Palm Seashore
Governor’s menace downright legal
I’m a mum or dad of an autistic son. I volunteered for a few years with Particular Olympics. This inhabitants has a number of issues and positively must be vaccinated. For our Governor to sue the Particular Olympics for this requirement is legal. COVID is attacking once more and it’s necessary to guard these athletes.
Lois Haffner, Delray Seashore
What if pols confronted gun violence?
If I had been a U.S. senator or consultant, I’d write a invoice proposing that armed Americans ought to have full, unrestricted entry to the U.S. Capitol whereas Congress is in session, even these carrying AR-15s. My proposed laws would drive each senator and each consultant who refuses to go efficient gun laws to imagine the identical danger for a mass taking pictures that they’ve been keen to reveal faculty kids all through the USA.
Daniel Rousseau, Jupiter
Home abuse is all about energy
The evening my husband put a 22 pistol to my temple, he didn’t depart a mark any jury might see. The clip of Johnny Depp smashing the kitchen and pouring tumblers of booze was a deja vu second for me. Make no mistake – Amber Heard was abused. That clip of her husband breaking apart the kitchen affirmed all of it. Did Amber act “inappropriately?” Perhaps. It is exhausting to behave “appropriately” when you find yourself terrified. So, to Amber, I simply say “Combat on.” The actual challenge of home abuse, regardless of who’s abuser or abused, is energy and management, and also you, Miss Amber, held no playing cards on this recreation.
Susan Murphy, Palm Metropolis
Governor’s menace inexcusable
As soon as once more, Gov. DeSantis has proven what an excuse for a human being he’s by threatening the Particular Olympics with a $27.5 million fantastic, in the event that they implement a vaccination requirement. He would not care that most of the members are immuno-compromised, simply as he has downplayed the 70,000 Floridians who’ve already died from his flawed COVID insurance policies. We have to ship him and different politicians like him a robust message come Nov. 8.
Lawrence Brager, Delray Seashore
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