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Careful where you point

To quote Nadine Woodward, “I, like most in our community, am frustrated. Frustrated that we have not progressed faster in our efforts to limit the spread of the virus, take smart and measured steps to reopen the economy, and be a model for the rest of our state, region, and country,” the letter continues. “So, I think it is time to take a different approach.”

Frustrated? Indeed we all are. Different approach? Please, Mayor, I would ask you to outline your different, and as you seem to suggest, better approach. I notice that was missing from your letter. Perhaps the difference should have been, and still should be, that we follow the science, the very science that Dr. Lutz specifies.

Fault? If people in Spokane and the greater Spokane area would have heeded Dr. Lutz and Governor Inslee we wouldn’t be where we are today … with COVID cases and deaths rising in our area.

It is not Dr. Lutz’s fault that he suffered pushback from almost every quarter. That is on the heads of the mayor and county officials who did not offer complete and unbending support for Dr. Lutz, but kept arguing for opening the economy before we had flattened the curve.

I can’t help but think of this saying, Mayor: “When you point your finger, remember there are three more pointing back to you.”

Mary M. Winkes



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