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Follow common sens

The virus is roaring back. Wow, who knew this would happen? Well, anyone who understands how virus bugs work. Does the common flu go away? Nope.

So, we destroy our economy, drive people to substance and domestic abuse and even suicide, in the idiotic notion that if we hide from this horrible virus it will disappear? We open things up, it comes roaring back. Now Governor Inslee is warning about shutting down the economy again. Great.

The virus will become quiet … until we open things back up again. Meanwhile, our favorite restaurants continue to close, people lose jobs, their homes, their hope, and our children become more and more psychotic as they are prevented from social contact with their peers.

At some point this virus will weaken to the point where it becomes about as dangerous as the common flu (it’s not that far from it already). And at some point, we will have a vaccine that will reduce the chances of an infection. It might happen soon, but it also might be years from now. Until that time will we continue to destroy the quality of our lives?

Why don’t we emulate countries like Sweden? Keep businesses open. Keep schools open. Let the virus run its course, but counsel those most susceptible, the old and the immune deficient, to stay home and wear the mask when they must go out. Joe Biden says he will follow the science. He should just follow common sense rather than platitudes.

Hal Dixon



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