Thu. Jan 20th, 2022

Here are today’s Ottawa Sun letters to the editor.

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WHY DON’T THEY JUST WAIT?

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Re: Leiper looks red; City councilor’s bid for ax traffic plan, 24 November

Sometimes I just have to shake my head when I hear something coming out of a politician’s mouth. grev. Jeff Leiper’s push to get rid of the “revert red” technology at traffic signals is one of those times. Instead of disturbing the traffic for the majority, why do not the cyclists comply with the traffic rules? He cites “natural behavior” when they “expect to receive the green light.” How about they wait until they actually get the green light before moving? Quite simple concept.

Since motor vehicle users must pass a test, obtain a driving license and sticker and insure these vehicles, it may be time for the same to be done for cyclists.

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All too often I have seen riders ignore stop signs, red lights and not signaling. Some have the impression that the traffic rules do not apply to them. Some will say they have a car and are already paying, but they forget that if they have two cars, they have to pay for both, so it should be no different with the bike.

You use the roads, so follow the rules and pay for it like any other vehicle on the road.

SANDY JOHNSTON

GRØMT

(Pretty sure there are motorists out there who anticipate the green light and also roll into the intersection. It’s dangerous all around.)

HOW GOOD ARE THEY?

How good are the mRNA vaccines when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed the wording of what a vaccine is?

The CDC has changed the statement of what a vaccine is from, “A product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease.” Now they call it, “A drug used to stimulate the body’s immune response to disease.”

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Vitamin D also stimulates the body’s immune response, which means you are not immune to COVID. You can still get COVID and still die from it.

So why do we give this to children when their natural immunity protects them more than this vaccine? The child’s cure rate from COVID is 99.997 percent.

MARILYN CUMMING

(By that logic, all pediatric vaccines would be unnecessary. And we know this is false).

TWO-LEGED RATS?

The further construction of “streetcar to nowhere” in the eastern end of the city has spread the rat population over adjacent neighborhoods. But perhaps with the public inquiry conducted by the provincial government, many more rats will be flushed out of hiding, but this time they will be of the bipedal variety.

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STEPHEN FLANAGAN

OTTAWA

(Skilled.)

TRY THE SOUP

Recently, Dr. Anthony Fauci: “We now have vaccines that are extremely effective and obviously very safe.”

I do not want to go into Fauci’s business, but there are unopened items in my closet with a longer lifespan than two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Cheez Whiz is good until 3/22 February, Miracle Whip a month later, 8/22 March, and even longer for mushroom soup. It’s good until 23/23 September. (I wonder what’s in the soup.)

That said, Fauci should have said, “We now have vaccines that are extremely effective for about six months.”

This is certainly not fact-based, just my opinion, but I think COVID-19 vaccines would have been effective longer if Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson had teamed up with Kraft and Campbell’s.

JILL YOUNG

OTTAWA

(Enjoy the soup.)

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