Police have a term for neighborhoods in which criminals kill each other faster than the cops can arrest them: self-cleaning ovens. Today with its new breed of criminal, we need a new term: self-vaxxing ovens are the sick, paranoid shut-ins who won’t call 911 to save their own lives because paramedics might be secretly contagious!
Letters to the [Los Angeles Times] Editor: Unvaccinated cops and firefighters make me hesitant to call 911 for help
28 September 2021
To the editor: I am retired and 79 years old. I have multiple medical problems, including heart disease. Because I have a high risk of dying if I get COVID-19, I have carefully kept myself in a protective bubble for the last 18 months.
A side effect of Christianity is my total inability to respect this behavior. Why protect your body so zealously while stuffing your brain full of the Los Angeles Times? You won’t get Coof but you will get Socialism. Guess which one is the better killer.
It is unconscionable that if I call the police or the fire department in a medical emergency, there is a substantial risk that the first responders would be unvaccinated and more likely to expose me to COVID-19.
Dude, if you have advanced heart disease at age 79 with a sedentary lifestyle then the last thing you should be worried about is getting Chinaballs from the paramedic after he reboots those chest pains.
Vaccination for fire and police personnel must be mandated for their continued employment now.
Jeoffry Gordon, Venice
3 of 5 pillows. Would snuff again!
To the editor: It is outrageous that our “heroic” first responders in the police and fire departments are among the strongest opponents of COVID-19 vaccines.
Yeah! What information could first responders possibly have about this health emergency that would justify them disobeying Big Pharma executives?
Indeed, as reported by The Times, this refusal to become vaccinated and “protect and serve” the citizens is partially attributable to the plague of toxic masculinity that had surfaced because of our polarized politics and the sentiment that “real men don’t need vaccinations.” It’s shameful and sad.
It’s sad that society is so polarized that you won’t obey my every demand and whim. Reach across the aisle already, Cuckservative!
As a progressive, I have always been against the notion of “defunding” the police. However, if our public servants refuse to engage in and demonstrate health safety in a leadership role, I would no doubt support defunding those who threaten our collective health and safety.
Michael Schneider, Irvine
If these are the people whose lives you’d be saving if you got vaxxed… then why get vaxxed?
To the editor: Fire these first responders. I don’t want someone who’s carrying a deadly and transmissible disease to come “help” me.
Barbara Schiffler, Encinitas
It’s time for the West to have a real-deal die-off if we’ve reached the point of “Save me, 911! But only if you have a rescuer in my area who’s fully documented… but it would *ow… the pain!* be okay if he’s not immigration-documented, but just so you know, my preferred language is English… and *owww* you will address me by my preferred pronouns of hir/their… why are you making this hard? Can I speak to… ugh… chest pains… to your manager-*gack*”
God: “Hello, Karen. It’s time we talked.”