Buy Local, Skip Vaccines 

I could not agree more with Josh Sturman’s letter “Stop Giving Them Your Money” [Nov. 24, City Weekly].

The only reason the rich have become rich is because we keep paying them. We must sacrifice our own modern comforts in order to stick it to that 1 percent. I believe that intense “local-only” purchasing patterns can skim the rich fat off the back of our nation. Buy local produce, clothing, anything you can get your hands on.

I disagree with George Chapman’s letter “Vaccines Are Not the Problem” [Nov. 24, City Weekly]. Don’t get me wrong, he makes some good points, but the evidence of my own life disproves those claims, at least as far as my family is concerned. My mother is against vaccines and so, growing up, my siblings and I never got vaccinated for anything. Instead, I was raised on organic foods, exercise and herbal remedies. My siblings and I have never gotten seriously ill; in fact, we laugh at our peers as they scramble to get vaccinated only to get sick every year like clockwork. My siblings and I don’t believe in regular doctor visits except for dire emergencies (we were all born in the home); we are stronger and healthier than everyone around us.

I don’t mind if people insist on taking vaccinations. I don’t mind if hospital workers are required to vaccinate (yes, it makes sense). I don’t mind if traveling Americans vaccinate before entering a foreign country. But I draw the line at myself and my kids. We will not be forced to vaccinate and become part of the coughing, weak-immuned, sickly American majority.

Argue all you want, but the proof is in the pudding. I am levels healthier than the vast majority, due to pure foods, activity and natural medicines, not because of hospitals or doctors or chemical vaccines.

Kered Aoraba
Salt Lake City

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