Letter to Editor: Time to do our part as neighbors



I write to you again as I am concerned about how our progress of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic has hit a wall. I have seen how so many people are getting sick again and the suffering of grieving families across the nation is unnecessary.

My wife worked in La Junta as a contract nurse this past spring and saw how adamant people were, while in her care, that COVID-19 was a hoax, and the vaccine was a government plot to control us.

One individual made it clear that they didn’t want to be cared for and that oxygen wasn’t needed for their survival as this was a made-up disease.

My wife explained to me that this young individual made a lucid and conscientious decision to remove their oxygen mask due to their beliefs. This poor person passed away 20 minutes after removing their oxygen. This loss of life was unnecessary.

I know there are those out there who believe that vaccinations are unnatural, and viruses can be defended by doses of vitamins C and D.  There are others who believe the vaccines are microchipped for some New World Order.

The fact of the matter is that there have been more people who have gotten ill from COVID-19 than those who have gotten ill from getting the vaccine. Those are facts.

I want to see us all return to normal and end quarrels based on fears that many people have, no matter where you stand on the issue. We need to get back together as Americans and do our part so our neighbors and their families can try to resume a normal life again.

Carlos Lopez