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Opinion: People should learn to do what is best for all

We can’t get everyone vaccinated, just as we will never be able to tell people enough that smoking will cause cancer and kill them, or that drugs and alcohol are deadly for them.

Children color pictures for a vaccination bulletin board.
Hope and Lana Ruth Thompson color pictures for the COVID-19 bulletin board in front of them while waiting for their mother to get vaccinated at the former Provo High School in Provo on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

We will never be able to get everyone to get vaccinated, just as we will never be able to tell people enough that smoking will cause cancer and kill them, or that drugs and alcohol are deadly for them. We will never be able to get everyone to realize that there is truth to follow and listen to, and then there is deceit.

I know this pandemic has been very difficult for all of us. To lose loved ones, friends, neighbors has been so hard. Now to see so many young children get infected with this virus is heartbreaking.

I know that nothing I say will convince you to get vaccinated, just like nothing I say will convince you that you should not smoke, or do drugs, or drink. I do want you to know that I am so very grateful for where we live, and the many blessings that await us when we can learn to follow some basic rules. I am grateful for our government, and all that it is trying to do to keep us safe. I am grateful for leaders in our communities, and all those officers, firefighters and everyone who puts his or her life on the line for all of us.

I will show them of my gratitude by doing my part to keep us safe, and do whatever I can to help everyone around me. I would hope that all of us would care enough for others, that we would do what is best for all.

Jan Evans

North Salt Lake