I am 85 years of age, totally vaccinated and very sorry that so many are antivax. It seems the majority of COVID-related hospitalizations are not vaccinated. This past week I was admitted to the hospital, not COVID related.

Being admitted simply means you are allowed in the building. There are no rooms available, semi-private or otherwise. Beds line the walls in every room and hallway. Portable screens are used for some semblance of privacy if you are given a bed pan.

The doctors, nurses and aides do an incredible job of getting you diagnosed, treated and out of there. My hat is off to them. I am grateful to be home and on the mend.

— Doris Winham, Bakersfield

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