FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, a nurse at Stormont Vail Health System pushes a hospital bed through hallways in Topeka, Kan. Hospitals are struggling to keep up with non-coronavirus cases ranging from broken bones to heart attacks in states where COVID-19 cases are tying up resources. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, a nurse at Stormont Vail Health System pushes a hospital bed through hallways in Topeka, Kan. Hospitals are struggling to keep up with non-coronavirus cases ranging from broken bones to heart attacks in states where COVID-19 cases are tying up resources. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)

LETTER: COVID-19 deniers are dangerous

Some people are still downplaying the virus

The Editor,

Some people out there still downplay COVID-19. Some don’t feel any symptoms (asymptomatic) and spread the virus’ diverse strains around. My physician warned me COVID-19 would be fatal to me.

I stay in my bedroom and only go downstairs to eat. Those that deride this threat are in my opinion not much better than people favouring social cleansing or eugenics – the killing of the sick, the weak, the disabled, the undesirables.

Nazis would be proud of these virus-threat deniers who care not about what could hurt and kill others, but refuse the inconvenience of wearing a mask in public spaces and keeping a distance from others.

Daniel Blanchette, Surrey

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