U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, Rep. Randy Weber, state Sen. Larry Taylor and state Rep. Mayes Middleton should have courage to stand up for what’s right.
Recently, I read a story in my local newspaper that a 4-year-old girl died from COVID-19 ("County's youngest COVID victim was 'beautiful,' mother says," The Daily News, Sept. 10). What a tragedy that needn’t have happened. In the article, the mother admitted being a vaccine denier. The mother and other family members who had COVID-19 gave it to that child.
Elected officials have a “bully pulpit.” They can influence people to do the right thing. We’d call them influencers, influencers who can save lives. I’m asking these officials to exercise their power. Speak out against the misinformation. Stand up to party members — tell them it’s time to put the hateful rhetoric aside — that lives are more important than elections.
Urge anyone who will listen to run to the nearest vaccination hub, get in line, and get vaccinated — and to get their second dose, as well, when the time comes.
It’s too late to save that child and the hundreds of thousands of others who caught COVID-19 and died, but by speaking out, if they save even one life, wouldn’t it be worth it?
Susan P. Baker