Unvaxxed have no morals
A week ago my firefighter son-in-law came home with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis after performing CPR on an unvaccinated person.
He’s in the middle of a 10-day quarantine. My daughter and I were contacted by tracing staff and we both went in for testing. My grandchildren cannot attend school and were tested twice.
Precautions are taken at home by knocking on his door and leaving food or drinks using disposable paper products and walking a safe distance away.
It pains me that someone took away his ability to hug his child, pet his dog or kiss his wife during this period. We’re thankful that his symptoms are mild and not life-threatening because he was vaccinated.
Message to the unvaccinated: You are not making choices for yourself. You are selfishly making choices that impact other people’s lives.
Firefighters, police, medical personnel, grocery, restaurant, auto workers, etc., have families impacted by your choice to not get vaccinated.
Your moral compass is skewed. If you stubbornly persist in not getting vaccinated our community can never return to normal.
In fact, you risk discrimination from these essential workers the next time you get in trouble. We respect life and we need to be there for each other. Please get vaccinated!
Frances Dinnan, Anahola
In response to school bus drivers
A short letter I wrote to the editor was published Sept. 20. It was titled “Shed no tears for bus drivers who quit.” On Sept. 24, a lengthy letter to TGI was published titled “Try getting into a school bus driver’s seat” by Pam Courtney.
The start of Pam’s letter misquotes my letter with “Good riddance to school bus drivers.” The two words “Good riddance” only applied to the two drivers who recently quit.
It is like a “slight-of-hand trick,” only it involves words. Haven’t we seen enough of this over the past few years? Is it contagious?
My letter only referenced the two bus drivers who quit because they didn’t want to be tested for COVID-19 or get vaccinated for a virus that sickened millions and killed over 660,000 Americans and, recently, more and more children have gotten illness.
Nowhere in my letter did I denigrate any other bus drivers — I did not question their work hours — nor did I question their concern for the well being of the children in their care.
What I did question was the “concern” that the two drivers who quit didn’t have for the children in their care. Pam suggested I apply to be a bus driver. Really? I only suggested that TGI would be a good place to advertise the two job openings.
School bus drivers provide a tremendous service to the community. Just ask any community that has eliminated them. That being said, the two drivers who left made a choice that affects many in the community, but at the same time they’re not spreading COVID-19 to children on the school bus.
Lawrence Hornbeck, Kilauea