Personal to Me

To the Editor:

This letter is to my family, friends, neighbors, co-workers & concerned citizens.

I object to receiving the covid vaccine because of medical, religious, philosophical, psychological, emotional, cultural or any reason that is personal to me.

I have been brought up with values to respect my body and to take personal responsibility for decisions I make. With every decision I make, there are consequences. One should look at all sides of the issue and come to a decision that you can live with. Right, wrong or otherwise.

If you have decided that wearing a mask and taking the vaccine is right for you, I can respect that. What I can’t respect is you forcing your decisions on me through mandates. This is a blatant violation of my rights.

It is not right for one individual to sexually violate another. I assume you’d be appalled. No means no.

If a child was being physically or psychologically abused, I assume you’d be appalled.

But you would advocate that an unwanted vaccine be injected into my body against my will. That I wear a mask that is physically and psychologically harming me. And you would not be appalled.

If you received the vaccine and wear a mask because it protects you then you should not be concerned with my decision not too.

Please respect others decisions as you expect them to respect yours.

Segregation of our communities and harassment of our citizens for any reason is unlawful, until now. Be careful what events you set into play as you truly may be appalled by how they end.

This letter could have been written by someone you know.

😊 Smile & Be Happy,

Janice Halpin

Newark, Vt.

“People give up their power by thinking they don’t have any”. Alice Walker


(2) comments

Karen Bufka

Thank you so much, Janice. You nailed it! I am so grateful that you had the courage to speak out for the many people we know and love whose right to make decisions about what happens to their body is under attack.

Allison Cassavechia

Well said Janice. I long for civil conversation with my fellow Vermonters. There has not been enough scientific debate on this topic, it is a one-size fits all approach, which is problematic in so many ways.

I for one want to better understand the long-term effects of these experimental injections, which are still in trial until 2023 and will not have specific reports about trial findings until 2025.

Also, I personally have read all of the Vermont adverse reactions submitted to the CDC/NIH VAERS system and it is very concerning. As of 8/13/21 there are 1370 reports from VT, including 12 deaths and 23 permanent disabilities. It makes me wonder if our Department of Health is looking into any of these reports and if they would proactively notify Vermonters of their findings. And that is just Vermont. If we look at total adverse reports to VAERS for US only, it is currently approaching 465,000, with over 6,000 deaths, over 6,800 permanent disabilities. Everyone deserves to have all information on the table to make a truly informed consent decision on what is best for themselves and their children. I personally have never had stories of vaccine injury until this one. A close family friend's nephew who is in the military is one of the myocarditis cases (heart inflammation) that the Department of Defense reported on earlier this summer.

To see the Vermont VAERS data for yourself go here:

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