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Follow healthy practices Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jun. 11, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

As the state opens up, and I look around seeing bigger gatherings, I am tempted to join in. Staying physically apart is difficult even when the science is there to tell me it is important. It’s human nature that I don’t like someone telling me what to do, especially if it’s extra work in a difficult situation.

The science of COVID-19, however, tells me that no matter what a court says, staying apart and continuing safe practices may “curtail my rights,” but it will keep my family healthier.

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COVID-19 is much more lethal than influenza; we should choose to protect life and health Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, May. 21, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

A recent letter writer to this newspaper (04/30/20) asked the question, “Do we think that COVID-19 virus is going away soon?” And though I agree with him that it is not, I do disagree with his view that we should have been more concerned about the economy.

I do not know why he and others insist on comparing COVID-19 with influenza (i.e., the flu), almost like if we have one virus, having another one is fine.

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Men interact with families Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jun. 11, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

During the pandemic, so many men have been staying home. I have seen a lot of them interacting with their family members.

Whether it is taking a daughter fishing, shooting hoops with a son, or walking with a spouse/significant other, it has been truly inspiring to see so many men take advantage of this extra time to bond with family members.

Doc Casey, McFarland

 
Reader says paper's coverage of the coronavirus included 'gossip and misinformation' Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, May. 14, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Gossip and misinformation are not what I expect to see in the Catholic Herald, but its April 30 edition gave us both in its coverage of the coronavirus.

Bishop Barron’s column repeated the right wing barrage that Governor Cuomo might have given God some credit for reducing cases. I won’t dispute that. However, one might also recall that neither does the governor blame God. A week earlier he said, “Our behavior affects the number of cases. They are not descending on us from heaven.”

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