Letters, Feb. 23: ‘Fears getting vaccine will be a real hassle for people’
MAKE IT EASY
Why can’t AHS give everyone the vaccine the same way as a flu shot? Not everyone can make appointments by phone or on a computer. Having different times puts more tension on others. How are they going to make sure everyone gets the shot twice. We are not told very much about any of this. They keep telling us all this but not how it is going to work. I have little trust in the way our government is working.
(Stay tuned, Fred. The province hasn’t really explained yet how this will work but hopefully it will be easy for you.)
THAT WAS BORING
My fiancee and I decided to take in the ‘Chinook Blast’ last night. What a waste of time. Other than the illuminated arch at 3rd and 3rd, and a balloon cluster above a vacant building on Stephen Avenue, there was nothing else I could say I was proud to be a Calgarian about. Even driving to Fort Calgary, where there was only one display, was very disappointing. The active police presence was a welcome sight and the walk in the comfortable temperature was nice. I think the event should be called ‘Chinook Bust’.
(At least organizers are making an effort to bring some joy to our lives during these bleak times.)
JUST THE FACTS, MA’AM
Sorry Dr. Theresa Tam, but exactly what research went into your “20,000-case hypothesis!?’’ Didn’t we all learn in school that evidence is needed to confirm a fact!? To say that something will happen without proof to back up the claim is not only shoddy science, but extremely careless, irresponsible, and downright arrogant! Even if proven right, you’ll still be amiss for not gaining the public confidence, assuming we’ll just be the doc’s good little sheep, and follow blindly! I’m reminded of some of the wisest words of Rose Nylund: “Doctors don’t know everything. They think they do, but they don’t!’’
(The fear factor is wearing a little thin.)
I guess K. Urkosky didn’t check very hard because I found out that 66% of the Texas power produced comes from coal, gas and nuclear while only 33% comes from wind turbines. ERCOT, the agency that is responsible for all power in Texas, reported that only 13% of the wind went down while almost all of the nuclear, coal and gas plants went off-line. Texas doesn’t belong to the national grid, thus causing them to have no power. It is sad. The people of Texas shouldn’t have had to go through this but it wasn’t the green generators that were the problem.
(As we have said, there’s a false narrative coming out of Texas from some and it helps no one.)
GET IN LINE
Re: Questions raised as teachers, bus drivers excluded from COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. Pick me … pick me … pick me! If you don’t, I’ll just hold my breath and turn purple on you. We certainly live in a ‘dog-eat-dog’ world, even during the COVID pandemic.
DONALD K. MUNROE
(Seniors and vulnerable people first, please. Everyone else, out of the life boats until it’s your turn.)