@ Pan Wing-tat says [last sentence]: Personally, having almost died from a similar illness, I wouldn’t want anyone to have to go through the same trauma." I say: "Personally, having lost three friends in a horrible car accident, I wouldn't want anyone to drive a car again".
You see how this works?
I'm sick of people using their "personal experience" to try to drive public policy. Just as anecdote is still NOT data.
[That said, the rest of the letter is pretty interesting!]