Two opinions on pages 14A [“Mickey Maurer: My view is that Rokita just has it wrong,” Jan. 21] and 15A from Dr. Phillip Toth [“Letter: IBJ erred in running Rokita’s COVID column,” Jan. 21] demonstrate the illogical and completely nonsensical world that we now inhabit.
Dr. Toth claims that Attorney General Todd Rokita “obviously has no understanding” of the COVID situation begs the simple question: Who really understands this so called “pandemic”? Medical professionals with significant credentials disagree on the virus, its effects and also possible therapeutics and cures. Politicians disagree on the proper role of government response, and by and large, most people on the street disagree on the issues related to COVID.
Dr. Toth’s final statement is the worst: “IBJ should not have given him the opportunity to spout off again.” That is in a nutshell the single biggest problem that has risen from this pandemic which is outright censorship of opposing views.
Maurer [included] statements that are grossly over exaggerated, such as government must “not subordinate to those who choose not to vaccinate, many of whom can be found clogging the beds of our hospitals preventing those who require care from receiving timely treatment.” This is sensationalist garbage with no facts, no numbers, nothing.
Also, comparing anti-vaxxers to smokers is a ridiculous analogy. Many people, including myself, choose not to get vaccinated because they have done the research, observed the results and found that the vaccines don’t work. At best they are marginal in effect.
Ridicule people all you want, call them names, try to discredit anyone who doesn’t follow the Big Pharma narrative. The reality is that many intelligent, educated and prominent people are not following the herd in the vaccine line.
Not considering opposing views is the ultimate expression of ignorance, disrespect, uninformed, misinformed and selfish (all words that Mr. Maurer used to refer to anti-vaxxers).•