Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers laid a cornerstone for a healthy, functioning society: All for one, one for all. It doesn’t work to pick just one. But anti-vaxxers insist on the first and condemn the second. But a law of life is that choices have consequences, and we live or die by them. The resisters say, “I alone own the choice about getting the vaccine.” But, in effect, they go on to say, “All of you first responders and medical professionals must own the consequences when I get sick.” If they loudly demand their “freedom,” it should imply freedom from treatment as well as from vaccination. Or do logic and human decency not apply?

Fred Reklau, Oak Park

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