Gas prices column should not have been published in The Palm Beach Post

You are doing your readers a disservice when you post childish opinion pieces. Mr. Gerald Salerno provided no information on the root cause of the doubling of gasoline prices. All he did was resort to a silly sports metaphor. This is 9th grade reading material. The Palm Beach Post has done much better and in the future must aim higher.

John B. Peebles, North Palm Beach

Blame QB nonsense column

Gerald Salerno, a lawyer, writes that “fair or unfair” all the blame for high gas prices lies with one guy, the quarterback, President Biden. He claims that despite being a Republican, he is able to understand economist Paul Krugman’s explanation of how oil prices are set and that they are not Biden’s fault. He also apparently agrees that climate change is happening and that we should vaccinate. After all that, he concludes, “All I have to do is watch this rotten QB who can’t play.” Play what, poker?

Moshe Schuldinger, Delray Beach

The news lacks objectivity

It is a pity that our news agencies are so obviously biased in favor of one party or the other. The article, “Do State Democrats See an Opening?”, could have been titled “Both Parties Seem to Let Their Members Down.” It is quite obvious that Trump got some Republicans to vote for Democrats and that Biden got some Democrats to vote Republican. Both parties have a big Achilles heel, but The Palm Beach Post wants to be biased and only see Republicans failing and neglecting Democrats. Trump is a narcissist and Biden has strayed too far to the left. Most Americans are in the middle and want the best for each other. What most citizens want is for news organizations to report the news without bias and let us make our own decision.

Roy King, Palm Beach Gardens

Illogical COVID-19 recommendation

Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo are advising parents not to give their young children the COVID-19 vaccine, saying children are at low risk of serious illness if they contract COVID. In this logic, why bother to vaccinate children against measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, diphtheria, whooping cough or influenza? Many of us old people suffered from these diseases when there were no vaccines and we all survived. What kind of logic is that?

Of course, most children did not suffer serious complications, but the goal of vaccines is to prevent serious illness in all children and adults, leading to a reduction in hospitalizations. Why bet on the well-being of your child by playing on all the odds? Vaccines have eradicated many epidemics of the past, leading to a better quality of life for everyone. Recommending against vaccinating children against COVID-19 is essentially saying why bother to vaccinate for any disease. Ridiculous logic.

Jana Centio, Jupiter