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One death too many

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To the editor: Now that the university has come out with a vaccine mandate for some of its contracted employees but agrees with Gov. Dunleavy’s joining a lawsuit fighting against mandates, it is abundantly clear that they only care about the economic health of the university and not the health of their staff and students.

Following Dunleavy’s pandemic leadership is marching us all to a great community casket but we needn’t worry because FMH has brought in a portable morgue to take care of any overflow. If $700 million is enough to sway their stance against mandates, how many university deaths do there need to be before they are convinced to require vaccinations for everyone. One would be way too many in my book.

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