Monday’s Letters to the Editor

Monday’s Letters to the Editor

Celebrate democracy EDITOR: Celebrate that our democracy survives. More Americans voted than ever voted in any election before. No acts of violence occurred. Almost as many of us voted for Donald Trump as voted for Joe Biden. The American people, each and every one of us, can heave a collective sigh of relief. No. 45’s term of office will end this January. No. 46, Joe Biden, will enter the White House. The world’s greatest modern republic will heal since a leader will replace one who could not lead. Whew! FRANK BAUMGARDNER Santa Rosa Stopping the virus EDITOR: I am writing in response to the Oct. 27 article “County stymied by virus spread.” In search of an answer, the author interviewed several community leaders to get their opinions as to why Sonoma County continues to have such a high number of COVID-19 cases. A variety of reasons were suggested, including crowded living conditions and low-wage workers not being able to afford to stay home when they are sick. It was noted that the Board of Supervisors recently approved $16 million to help curb the spread of the virus with expensive programs. Amazingly, wearing a mask was never mentioned. It is a known fact that wearing a mask is a deterrent against spreading the virus. Why not spend some of that $16 million on masks? Provide them free of charge throughout the county along with an aggressive campaign to encourage mask wearing. Make it cool and patriotic. Have contests for creative […]

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