Many thanks to the chief medical officers of the hospitals and health systems in South Florida for their excellent letter to the editor and full-page ad in Sunday’s Palm Beach Post. I would love these to be made into posters so all of us can display them as a well-said guide to doing the right thing during this pandemic by simply wearing a mask. Everyone can appreciate living by the Golden Rule.
Geraldine Milio, Lake Worth
US military vets are not ‘suckers’
My father volunteered in 1942 to serve in World War II, although he was 31 years old and a father. He served for three years in India constructing the Ledo Road. He contracted malaria and came home on VE Day. He never thought he was a sucker but a patriot.
When I finished my training in the 1950s, I joined the Air Force and served for two years. I was proud to do that. It was my duty, and, like my father the right thing to do.
Shame on anyone who would vote for President Donald Trump, the man who considers us suckers.
Paul Lakind, Palm Beach Gardens
Media too political about Trump statements
The news media should report the news and stay out of politics. Their job as responsible journalists is to report the facts and let the people decide. Instead, last week, they began reporting alleged statements by President Donald Trump (about dead U.S. military veterans) as if it were fact.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made a speech, and said if “it were true” but then went on to talk as if it were in fact true. To make matters worse, just before the election, one major television network interviewed former Trump attorney Michael Cohen. This is not journalism, it is a smear campaign.
Richard Economou, Boynton Beach
Ramp up rapid testing to fight COVID
The best way to get our country back anywhere close to normal will require a different type of coronavirus testing. As professors from Harvard University have recently said, we need to be able to test to see if people are contagious with COVID-19.
These would have to be quick tests that can be done with results within 15 minutes. This way, whether it’s people going into work or kids going to school, one can know immediately if they are contagious with the virus or not. If the test comes back negative, they go on into school or work. If positive, they are forced to go home and get the PCR test.
William Ferguson, Atlantis
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