Last updated 1/4/2021 at 3:56pm
I am a physician with 50-plus years of experience (over 35 years in Brevard). I am writing to encourage everyone to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as the vaccine is available.
COVID-19 is a virus; understanding and trying to treat viruses is a huge challenge. Years ago, almost by chance, we discovered that vaccinations help the body battle viruses. Vaccinations are miraculous. They trick the body into making an immune response that throws off the virus.
Smallpox is a virus. In the 20th century, an estimated 800 million died from smallpox. With the use of vaccination, smallpox was era...