YOU TALKIN’ TO ME – AUGUST 6
By ISM Staff

SHOULD FANS HAVE TO SHOW A VACCINE CARD TO ATTEND INDOOR SPORTING EVENTS?

Gents, I’m going to talk out of both sides of my mouth with this one. Still, I’m talkin’ to all of you and I expect some very different responses.

Brooklyn, I know you and I look at the pandemic a lot differently than South Beach and Chowdah Head.  The reason for that, plain and simple, is our age.

The older you are, the more if a debilitating effect Covid had on the individual  Big Apple Guy, to you and I the coronavirus can be fatal but to Miami Vice Pal and Beantown Buddy, it just a really bad case of the flu that they recover from in time.

With all that being said, and me look up at 70 in a couple of years, I would like to see proof of vaccination be required for indoor events.  Too many variables still unanswered.

The bottom line is it’s better to be safe than sorry.  You want to attend an indoor event, get a shot

Hey, I’m not just talkin’ to you. I’m talking to everybody.  What say you guys?

I went to the Circle K and there is a sign that states something to the effect of, “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service.” Quite plainly, Low Ball, we have all agreed, societally, that this makes sense. I have never seen a protest or rage at this rule. It is about hygiene, right?

So, for the same reason, to contain this ridiculous virus, we absolutely should be requiring vaccinations for spectators. First, it is the right of any business to make that decision. Second, there is no mandatory attendance for fans (ask the Tampa Bay Rays!) Why should we allow those that choose not to be vaccinated, and I staunchly agree that every individual has the right to choose if they are getting inoculated, to potentially continue the spread of Covid-19.

I believe everyone should get the vaccine, but respect their individual right. However, they do not have the right to infect others, potentially, just as they do not have the right to walk into Publix to shop without shoes or a shirt. You dig, Low Ball?

So, those that are not vaccinated should watch from home until this pandemic is over, or at least put in check. Because as of today, it is a wildfire of a different sort. No shirt, no shoes, no vaccine…no live sporting events.