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Letter for Saturday, September 26, 2020

Mayor has have kept us safe from virus

In Sunday’s The Garden Island on page four, “protest against restrictions.” On page nine in the forum, three articles and one cartoon questioning restrictions.

What are the editors of The Garden Island selling?

There were no articles about countries that were continuing to have low counts and success in opening back up because they had a population and a government that cooperate in restrictions. Also, I googled the flu and covid death ratio and, according to from Johns Hopkins Medical, there were 946,685 deaths worldwide from COVID-19 since January and world health estimates 290,000 to 650,000 die from the flu each year.

One writer in the forum stated, “The death rate continues to be at or even slightly below the death rate for the regular flu.” Publishing such false information almost implies support for the writer’s point of view. Also, the Johns Hopkins article said doctors and scientists are working to estimates the death rate of COVID-19 and, at present, it is thought to be 10 times more deadly than the flu. Our wonderful mayor has done such a courageous effort to keep us all safe, and because of him and community support we can hike, go to beaches, dine out and enjoy life on beautiful Kaua‘i. Mahalo to our mayor and our community.

Charlie Baker, Lawa‘i
Source: The Garden Island

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