In a recent Letter to the Editor, Tiffany Howell spoke about taking precautions to stop the spread of COVID as a “slippery slope.”
We live by prudent government guidelines all the time. We strap our children into car seats and buckle up ourselves.
As a society, we do all we can to prevent illness and accidents.
Children have a right to an education and if we don’t do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID, they will be denied that right.
Last year, we worried and grieved about the elderly who got sick or died. This year, the young are getting sick with COVID. Pediatricians in areas with low vaccination rates are seeing record numbers of sick children with COVID.
Within three days of schools opening in South Carolina, some districts had to shut schools down – again!
Can you imagine if our children start getting sick and dying? That is every adult’s nightmare.
As a health care professional I have witnessed death and illness of children prior to the availability of vaccines and prior to the use of other laws to protect them from danger.
Taking preventative measures to avoid disease is a health issue. It is not political issue. I certainly got the whiff of political in Ms. Howell’s letter.
I cannot imagine any thinking caring person who would not take every available precaution to stop the spread of COVID.
I cannot imagine any thinking caring person would not be grateful to a business or government agency who is trying to protect their employees and the public from contracting this deadly virus.