Now that vaccine is OK’d, put politics aside and do what’s right | Opinion
This editorial was published by the Idaho Statesman.
From the moment the coronavirus arrived in the United States, it got politicized.
Science, medicine, treatment, precautions, efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, facts about how dangerous it was — it all got politicized.
Wearing a mask got politicized.
Work on emergency vaccines began, those vaccines got emergency-use authorization and that got politicized.
Warnings from doctors and health care experts got politicized.
And we’re all still suffering for it. Vaccine hesitancy has been high, and vaccination rates, particularly in Idaho, have been low.
In Idaho, health care systems’ efforts to keep their patients and health care workers safe and healthy by requiring…