Anti-vaxxers’ irrational behaviour is dangerous
Re I’m fed up with anti-vaxxers and politicians too afraid
to get tough with them, Sept. 8
The recent irrational behaviour by ‘freedomfor-me-but-the-hell-with-you’ activists indicates something is being missed in the interpretation of the charter, namely, the duty of each individual not to act in a selfish manner that is detrimental to the rights and freedoms of others. Anti-vaxxers have the right to assemble peacefully and express their opinions but they should not infringe on the rights of others by spreading virulent viruses, harassing health workers, dispensing hazardous misinformation, overburdening our health system, delaying the return to ‘normalcy’ and/or acting like badass bullies.
Living in a democracy is not all about enjoying personal rights and freedoms — it’s also about obligations and responsibilities. Not being harmed medically, physically, financially or mentally is one of the cornerstones of a civil society. Apparently some fanatical anti-vaxxers couldn’t care less.
Lloyd Atkins, Vernon. B.C.