Letters to the Editor
October 14, 2021
The real reason
Editor, the Journal,
A recent letter writer cited 24 “reasons” they believed people remained unvaccinated. I submit that there is really only one reason: selfishness.
At some point those who choose to be unvaccinated decided that an inconvenience to themselves was more important than a moral commitment to their community. I think ignorance is also a factor. And I do not mean that as an insult. I have had a long career as a scientist, and I know from decades of experience that scientists often fail at effectively communicating risk and scientific findings. This is a fail...