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Responds to recent letter to the editor

To the editor:

This letter is in response to Judith Wootten’s letter of September 20.

Judith is very upset that Tim Novak has chosen to NOT get the COVID vaccine.

Tim is a family man, a local business owner a elected township official and a member of the Columbiana County Health Dept. Advisory Council. It seems like he is a responsible and respected member of the community.

Many people including myself fully support Tim and everyone’s right to choose to either receive or not receive the COVID vaccine.

Even with the vaccine you can still get COVID and still spread the virus. And, yes, people can still be hospitalized with COVID even after receiving the vaccine.

She stated there are no side effects from the shot . The side effects are different from person to person and can range from a headache to even death. All of the proven and unproven side effects can be found on the CDC website.

I’m sure Tim had a mask on during the meeting in question. That is all that is required at this time in many places such as hospitals and schools. We have been told that a mask on saves lives and stops the spread of the COVID virus.

And her statement that it should be a criminal act to not get the shot. Or the fact that a non life-threatening surgery should take priority over someone who is literally being suffocated to death.

Her words were: ” they choose to not be vaccinated they choose to die.”

That’s an ignorant thing to say and she should be ashamed of herself for saying it.

Stand tall Tim Novak keep up the good work. And thanks.

DOUG MORRIS,

Lisbon

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