James Palermo: Follow the CDC’s expertise

Published: 12/8/2021 1:08:53 PM
Modified: 12/8/2021 1:08:26 PM

John Coster was not identified as an expert regarding his guest column (“Logic matters when it comes to vaccine mandates,” Dec. 6), in which he states that COVID vaccines are “... an experimental medical treatment that promotes genetic changes in your body.”

Like, Mr. Coster, I am also not an expert on this topic, but according to the CDC — whose expertise is world renowned — “COVID-19 vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way. Both mRNA and viral vector COVID-19 vaccines deliver instructions (genetic material) to our cells, to start building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. However, the material never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where DNA is kept.”

It would be informative for Mr. Coster to cite the source for his information, especially as it appears that the vast majority of COVID deaths are among the unvaccinated.

Thank you to all who have been vaccinated and to all who abstain from smoking in public spaces, drive on the right side of the road, refuse to serve liquor to minors, and who wear hairnets when preparing food in commercial establishments, as mandated by law.

James Palermo

Southampton


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