Pocono Record letters to the editor, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020

Pocono Record letters to the editor, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020

Reader wonders if republicans are being two-faced Republicans support the coal industry. Republicans support the fracking industry. Fracking gas has slashed demand for coal, and shut down many coal companies. ( yet, still, they blame the Democrats for the shutdowns). So, I ask: where do Republicans really stand? Aren’t they being two-faced? Sabrina Zak, Saylorsburg Experts say it is safe to vote in person With the Presidential election just weeks away and the coronavirus still lingering in the U.S., many Americans are asking themselves: is it safe to vote in-person? As a doctor, I can confidently say, yes. For months, Americans have been slowly moving back to their pre-pandemic lives by going to the grocery store, restaurants, and shopping malls all while abiding by social distancing and facial covering guidelines. Why would we treat in-person voting differently? Zeke Emanuel, a former member of the Obama administration, University of Pennsylvania oncologist and bioethicist commented, “[y]ou don’t want people to be disenfranchised by the pandemic, and you should encourage people that it’s safe. It’s like shopping.” We’ve battled the coronavirus for the majority of the year, and by now, we know how to manage the risks. Our vulnerable populations, including elderly citizens and those with pre-existing health conditions should consider resources such as absentee or mail-in ballots. But the majority of Americans should feel as safe voting in-person as they would going to the grocery store. Robert Campbell, president of Central PA Anesthesia in Lebanon. Voting for Biden would fundamentally change […]

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