Regarding “Time to care for the caregivers,” Oct. 1, Page 18

I just want to tell you how disappointed I was with this article. I am an intensive care unit nurse, who after 12 years of service as a “healthcare hero,” was barred from my profession because of my deeply held religious beliefs that do not allow me to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The writer promised she would care for the caregivers, but then converted her article into a hit piece against all who have declined to receive that vaccine. Instead of raising up caregivers and praying for them, she has hardened hearts against many of our brothers and sisters, including against me.

This is far from what I expected when I sat down to have my faith enriched and my spirit uplifted by the local Catholic publication. My heart is heavy today. I will pray for the Sentinel staff.

Ralph Wood, RN

Eugene