Walter Dannenmaier

I know there were already a lot of surgeries backed up from last year in orthopedics. Losing such a number of workers can't be helpful to operations whether they live on or off the Island.

The Bible? Most of our citizens don't bother to read FDA approval letters.

Jim, thanks for the update! Will be watching with interest to see how this plays out.

The Island is in transition - accept it! When high crime and low-quality schools were driving UTMB professionals OFF the island, were we crying about that? Now the tide is turning. The island will become more upscale, with higher taxes, courtesy of the good folks at the Galveston Central …

Charlotte, it will be interesting to learn what becomes of the unvaccinated UTMB workers when the vaccination deadline rolls around soon. What impact would losing 30% of UTMB workers have on operations there? On the island economy? Has there been some resolution of this issue that I have …

I love the responses to letters about national politics in this paper. Whatever side they are on, the responses all seem to qualify for the "Angriest Drunken Guy in a Bar" contest.

Charlotte, the vaccinated contract the disease, spread the disease, and die of the disease. In the meantime, the compendium of actual or suspected unintended consequences of the vaccine grows larger and larger. Dr. Pangloss himself could not outperform our local medical establishment in p…

Susan,

Good luck with an effort to integrate our public housing by introducing non-elderly, low-income white, Hispanic, and Asian residents. The demographic reality of Galveston is that we dropped from 29% African-American in 1990 to 16.9% as of the last census. As city population d…

Gary, any news source that goes against common believe is necessarily "disreputable". Better stick to the Daily News, the New York Times and the Washington Post. They have no political agenda and legions of fact-checkers.

"There was no immediate indication whether the variant causes more severe disease". I sincerely hope we don't let the lack of evidence get in the way of sustaining a good panic.