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 Dear Editor:

I am writing about two letters in the 4/22 issue.

Dr. Peter Galvin's letter recounting the history of the covid vaccines. The only correct part of his letter appears at the end, urging people to get vaccinated. The rest of his history is pure nonsense. His statistics on the blood clot rate are completely wrong. If we assume that women make up 50% of those vaccinated, then there were eight cases among a population of four million (50% of 8 million doses). This is still a low number, but it is significant for a particular type of thrombosis that is otherwise almost completely unknown. And allowing for the fact that the J&J vaccine was more likely to be administered to the older population (because of refrigeration issues), the rate may be higher still. This is not to cause alarm, but to explain the reason for the government's reason for calling for a temporary halt to its use so that the matter can be evaluated.

On the subject of Bill Dickesheid's screed in favor of the Georgia election law changes, I have only one question. Can you point to any place in the Constitution or federal law, or the laws of any state that requires a citizen of the United States to carry or even possess an ID?  "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside."  When the law permits citizens to vote, there can be no other requirement, except, perhaps evidence of residence in the district.

 Eugene Falik

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