Callers comment on getting vaccinated, the infrastructure bill and more

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UF College of Pharmacy students and faculty draw out doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination event held at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Feb. 5.
UF College of Pharmacy students and faculty draw out doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination event held at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Feb. 5.

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• I wish people would stop using the words “inoculate” and “jab,” which focus more on the needle and the shot. Instead, please use “vaccinate” and “vaccination,” which focus more on the vaccine and its benefits. Please get the vaccine and get vaccinated.

• During Vietnam, the government drafted me, injected me with all kinds of vaccinations and sent me into a war to save the USA from commies. But now some say that same government can’t mandate me to get a vaccination to protect the USA from COVID.

• Condemning a person who can’t get the vaccine for COVID for medical reasons and lumping them with anti-vaxxers is like condemning a person who is paralyzed for being in a wheelchair. Don’t lump everyone together. Take each person as they come. Some people cannot, for any reason, get that vaccine, and they should not be condemned for it.

• Thankfully the infrastructure bill was passed, and it benefits all Americans. But, of course, Kat Cammack voted against it along with a majority of her GOP caucus, including Rubio and Scott, because for them helping Americans is not as important as obstruction and denying Joe Biden political points in a quest for power with no identifiable policies or their own.

• Democrats want to fix roads and internet access, leading to new jobs, provide child care so mothers can work, reduce drug costs, reduce the middle-class tax burden, not just for the rich and protect the climate, just to name a few goals. Republicans don’t! Which side are you on?

• Maybe instead of Oklahoma and Texas coming to the SEC, we should be asking for Oklahoma State and Baylor.

• Caveat emptor; bait and switch. Before shopping retail/resale stores, read the ad. Have the ad with you. Politely insist the store honor the ad. If there’s a problem with local store personnel, call the customer service at the headquarters.

This article originally appeared on The Gainesville Sun: Sound Off for Dec. 5, 2021

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