Letters to the Editor

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Ladies and gentlemen, please allow me to interrupt your hunt for that elusive "four pack" of toilet paper. I know, I'm asking you to give those crazy hoarders a ten minute head start to keep clearing the shelves of this priceless commodity, but seriously now ...

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Call it what you want, Covid-19, coronavirus. Me, I'm calling it the third world war. I was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland in 1937. The wars of 1940, 1942 invited me into the world and although I was just a wee bairn, I find it amazing just how many things I can remember that were goin…

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We heard on the news that "17,000 doctors and scientists were working on this coronavirus enigma. Our distinguished medical community is held in high regard. An established "Alliance" dedicated to increasing medical knowledge in many areas such as communicable diseases.

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On March 18, NYC nurse, Kious Kelly texted his sister he was on a ventilator in ICU with coronavirus. “ I’m OK. Don’t tell Mom and Dad. They’ll worry.” These were his last words. Colleagues on social media agonized his death could have been prevented, but the hospital lacked protective gear.…

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I read an article on a French news broadcast which I haven’t come across in U.S. news, that describes surprising findings about the effects of COVID-19 on air pollution in China during January and February this year.

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When I was a boy, I spent a lot of time at a playground relatively close to my house. It was a great place to nearly die. I say that jokingly, but if you’re honest about it most playground equipment has the potential to end you if you’re not paying attention.

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As an agency whose sole mission is to be of service to older adults, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc., (AAA) can assure our senior community, their families, and the public, that we share your concerns regarding the impact and the uncertainty the coronavirus (COVID-19…

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I'm a senior citizen and like most of us, we did what the president asked --stayed home except for essentials, helped others, donated. Didn't expect a pat on the back. What I didn't expect is what is basically euthanasia of the elderly.

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This is in response to Jim Campbell’s recent letter published in the Thursday, March 26 edition regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Campbell’s mortality rate facts may be correct, but his focus is entirely off point in terms of the impact he neglects to mention. Indeed, COVID-19 may not be as l…

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Here we go with a new flu bug to battle here in the United States, in 2004 it was SARS, in 2008 is was Avian flu, in 2010 is was Swine flu, in 2012 is was MERS, in 2014 it was Ebola, in 2016 it was Zika, in 2018 Ebola again, and now in 2020 its the Coronavirus / COVID-19.

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In just a few weeks, Christians around the world will observe what to them is the most important holiday of the year. It is our remembering the horrific suffering entailed in the bleeding and dying of Jesus Christ on the Cross and our great rejoicing in the bodily resurrection of our crucifi…

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During this trying time with people not working, losing their savings, the retirement accounts crashing, you would think there would be an effort to bring as much good news as possible. When the President spoke of things will get better, there are some promising treatments that we are lookin…

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I would like to send a big thank you, not only to health care workers, but also to grocery story, gas station, pharmacy, public safety, and service workers. These dedicated people risk their health every day as they report for work so that we can buy our food and live our lives in comfort an…

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People are doing great picking up the slack in the virus pandemic. Food delivery and other good deeds. One issue is they are blanket telling even the drive-in theaters not to open. With people getting cabin fever the drive-in is a perfect solution. They could sell packaged treats through a w…

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As the economy crumbles, the stock market tanks, and the level of unemployment accelerates to approach levels not seen since the Great Depression, the administration, to its credit, has proposed a $1 trillion rescue package, "going big": something which is likely to be only the first signifi…

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I am writing to express my disappointment with the Connellsville Area School Board's decision to eliminate block scheduling. The five directors, a couple of whom I voted for, ran on a platform of putting our children's education first. This decision calls that into question.