Reader Letters: on social distancing
Keep the children from spreading COVID-19
To the editor:
As we are learning more and more about this coronavirus, I think we should all pay attention to the most recent opinion of health authorities that children may be asymptomatic, and yet are carrying and possibly spreading the virus.
This leads me to believe that Wait Park should not be full of children on playground equipment, running around the gazebo touching things, or riding their bikes while coughing and sneezing into the air. They should also not be in retail stores.
It would be very appreciated if parents would stay home with their children and keep them isolated while we figure out all the risks from this new virus. Not doing so, may possibly put the elderly, those with underlying health conditions and or immunosuppressed systems at a huge risk.
Hey youngsters, help the old folks out a bit
To the editor:
I don't know why the idea of not gathering in crowds was so hard for people, particularly young people, to grasp.
The scenes at the Oregon Coast recently were disturbing, particularly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak among young people who decided not to heed the advice of medical professionals and do their spring break thing along the Florida coast.
The best way to get this thing under control, and to get it over with quickly, is to limit contact. I understand that the young think they are immune and indestructible (oh, those were the days, weren't they?), they need to understand that being young doesn't absolve them of responsibility in helping us older folks stay healthy - and alive.
So, for the sake of us old folks, could the younger folks exercise a little more wisdom and less self-indulgence. When this is all over, you'll have our thanks.
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