Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor,

I would like to make a few comments about people interviewed at the Protest on Wellington Street. One  young lady commented that she couldn’t go to college because she was unvaccinated. Back in the early 70’s, when I was going into college, everyone had to have a chest x-ray to see if any of us had tuberculosis.

With the advances in our Health Sciences these days, I think I prefer to take my chances with the vaccine for COVID, than the exposure I had to radiation from the 70’s portable x-ray machines.

Also, there was a gentleman, probably a little older than myself, who said he wanted the same freedoms for his grandchildren as he had. He was a white male; so, yes, he would have had his freedom. When I was young and looking for work, I was denied an interview for one job, because the man (interviewer) would not grant me one. When he saw me, he said I was young and married and he did not want to replace me when I started a family. I’m sure the gentleman at the protest would have been given an interview. By the way, maternity leave was only three months back then.

Other people were saying that they want everything to go back to normal. Life will never be the same normal as before the pandemic. Our Health Care system has been overwhelmed and it may take years, or never be the same.

Lynn Paibomesai

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