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Tampa Bay Times - Letters to the Editor
23 Sept 2021

Dead right

Florida’s new surgeon general, Dr. Joseph Ladapo*, is spot-on with his observation that the best form of prevention from COVID-19 is for persons to have an infection because this will provide the best immunity. I am aware that he is correct because of a recent experience with a member of my family. He had a severe infection from COVID-19. He is past that now and is completely immune — not only for COVID-19 but flu and other respiratory infections as well. Dr. Ladapo’s recommendation works. Of course we are burying this family member next week.

Charles Chamberlain, Spring Hill

* The surgeon general has commented that a previous coronavirus infection “protects people from getting very ill and also protects people from being infected again.”

Not for what you did, but for what you did not do. Missed opportunities.

It is far better to light the candle than to curse the darkness.

William L. Watkinson

The world is changed by your example not your opinion.

Paulo Coelho de Souza, a Brazilian lyricist and novelist

Turkish proverb:

When the axe came into the Forest, the trees said, The handle is one of us.

A modernized version:

The forest was shrinking but the trees kept voting for the axe, for the axe was clever and convinced the trees that because his handle was made of wood he was one of them.