More can be done upfront to stop hep A
In “Businesses take a hit from hepatitis” (Star-Advertiser, Aug. 17), it was reported that Koha Oriental Foods said it will need some PR (public relations); True World Foods wants to “re-strategize”; and the restaurants say, “all you can do is address it as it comes up and solve the problem.”
But that’s all after the fact. They could cut the hepatitis A virus off at the pass by performing random testing of incoming products before distributing them. This would be better than contracting with PR firms to whitewash the company.
And even if the tests of all the products turned out to be negative, at least we could eliminate them from the total number of foods to be considered, if and when an epidemic begins.
Right now, the public is only serving as a guinea pig. David Yasuo Henna McCully
Previously, I have read letters to the editor objecting to this very personal decision because of religious or disability concerns.
However, when it is your turn to face your mortality, and when terminal cancer is evident, it seems that this personal right should be available to each of us who choose to use it. Jim Wolfe Nuuanu