Editorial: Keep politics out of fight against COVID

As if COVID-19 wasn’t destructive enough, politics has made it worse. It delayed vaccination drives and turned the needle into a political statement, dissuading millions from getting the shot. That needs to stop.

If people choose not to get vaccinated, that’s their right. But self-serving office holders have turned it into a debate about freedom, not safety. That’s a bad way to make community health decisions.

The country needs to work together — not start fights — to overcome the coronavirus, beat down the pandemic and get closer to 2019 normal lives.

Sadly, that is not what’s happening in ma...


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