weather icon Mostly Cloudy

LETTER: It will take a team effort to beat this pandemic

John Pauli states in his Nov. 20 letter that “we need the federal government to contain the virus.” I agree there are certain things that we need the federal government to provide, such as leading the fight to develop a vaccine. However, the national government is not in a position to be able to make decisions about responses to the virus that are going to fit all states and all situations that may be novel to certain parts of the country.

The states can best make decisions about what kind of testing is needed and how severe their responses need to be in regard to personal protective equipment and shutting down businesses, etc.. Certain states certainly need to be more restrictive in their response, but it’s not one size fits all.

The resources of the federal government will be needed to get us through this battle, but the resources of the states are important, too. Let us expect our representatives — federal and local — to work together. We’ve all got a place in this fight, and we all have to pull together.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
LETTER: Politicians owe allegiance to the Constitution

Apparently, letter writer Carmine DiFazio forgets that our representatives and senators first and foremost owe their loyalty to the Constitution of the United States.

LETTER: In praise of Sheldon Adelson

The list of Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson’s good deeds and contributions are too epic in scope, content and import to recount here.

LETTER: COVID vaccines and age

No one’s life is any more important than any other in this battle.