Vaccine Against Stupid?

To the editor:

COVID cases have doubled in the past two weeks. The pandemic situation in Vermont is worse than at any time in the past 1.5 years, with spare ICU beds reduced to only 10 in the entire state. Why? Because a minority of people believe that listening to science and safeguarding oneself, family, and the community was somehow an assault on their personal “freedom”. What this country really needs now is a vaccine against stupid.

Bob Hawk
E. Hardwick