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Letters: If you’re resisting vaccination, think about this 73-year-old

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Letters: If you’re resisting vaccination, think about this 73-year-old

Resisting vaccination?

I read a news article about a 73-year-old man with a cardiac emergency. There were no ICU beds at his local hospital. Most were filled with unvaccinated COVID patients. He was transferred to the closest hospital with availability. It was 200 miles away. And that is where he died.

If you are resisting being vaccinated, think about this story and how you would feel if it was your loved one.

Margaret Anderson, Woodbury

 

Waiting for data

A few weeks ago I read an article in the Pioneer Press in which County Commissioner Toni Carter referred to Ramsey County and transparency. I sent Carter an email on Sept. 1 and informed her that I had made a data request over a year ago and that material for several of the data requests had not been provided to me.. As of Sept 13 I have had no reply from Commissioner Carter. My experience sure shows the lack of transparency.

The data I did not receive: A list of all locations the county contracted with for housing of homeless or any other populations for the last 24 months reflecting the dates and amounts that have been paid for damages. The names, dates of severance from employment and amount paid for any Ramsey County employee to sever employment with the County in the last eight years. Audits completed on the SNAP program for the last eight years and fiscal ramifications to Ramsey County for each year.

The State provided the audits within a few days — they deserve a sainted. I understand why the County did not want to share the audits. The audit dated Jan 19, 2021, reflected payment accuracy rate of 0 percent –15 cases reviewed, 15 incorrect. Procedural errors, 15 cases reviewed, three correct. The reports show Ramsey County has not received a bonus from the federal government since 2012. I am still waiting for the fiscal ramifications as a result of the deficiencies found in these audits.

If the County is transparent, I do not understand why the information is not being provided. I am guessing it is because they do not want the taxpayers of Ramsey County to know.

Debbie Reiter, Shoreview

 

8/31

We’ve just observed the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Americans will never forget this shameful attack on American soil. However, another date of remembrance should be added to American history: 8/31. This is the date the Biden administration bungled the withdrawal from Afghanistan, abandoning American citizens to terrorists’ hands.

This shameful action erased our credibility as a nation that honors its words and protects its citizens and allies. Our reputation as a nation has been destroyed.

This disastrous withdrawal could have been avoided,with better planning, and more foresight. Instead more American soldiers have been needlessly killed, and the fate of unknown numbers of Americans put in a harmful situation.. It is interesting to note that an article published Sept. 5 in this paper questioned the number of American citizens remaining in Afghanistan. The administration did not have an estimate.

The number of American citizens stranded in Afghanistan should be covered daily on page 1, until these citizens and allies are evacuated. All steps should be taken by this administration and private agencies to investigate the situation, report it, and take action.

Vicky Moore, North St. Paul

 

Part of the movement?

Deputizing individual citizens to enforce anti-abortion laws in Texas? Surely this is part of the national de-fund the police movement.

It’s just a matter of time before posses on horseback will be rounding up clinic workers and members of the medical profession.

M.L. Kluznik, Mendota Heights

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