To the editor:
It is not hyperbolic to state that each of us, even without a second of formal medical training, now have the simple ability to directly save lives. As a bonus, exercising this ability has the side-effect of also helping our COVID-ravaged local economy recover faster.
How can this be you may ask? The answer is to avidly speak with your friends and neighbors about the efficacy, safety and civic duty of getting a COVID-19 vaccine as soon possible. If each of us proselytize the proven scientific truths regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, we will all be able to return sooner to our normal routines. Most importantly, lives will be saved.
If this pandemic has taught us anything, it is that when it comes to our collective health, we are all essentially in the same leaky boat. So please spread the word. Do it for our essential workers, our local businesses, those with weakened immunity, our seniors, our families and friends and the good of Alexandria.
-Matt Harris, Alexandria