As a resident of Douglas County, I join my family and many friends in voicing our deep disappointment in the uncivil and unneighborly behaviors exhibited by a minority of …
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As a resident of Douglas County, I join my family and many friends in voicing our deep disappointment in the uncivil and unneighborly behaviors exhibited by a minority of COVID-denying people in our community.
Renewed COVID guidelines for masks and vaccinations in our schools are in place. Evidence shows these measures to be highly effective in reducing COVID transmission. For well over a year, COVID has ravaged our region, nation and the world. The COVID pandemic is far from its end.
With common-sense guidelines, local health districts and school boards are fulfilling their primary duties to provide safe and COVID-free environments. We are very appreciative of their concerted efforts on behalf of our children.
And the longer COVID-denying people work against common-sense COVID measures, the longer the COVID pandemic will continue. Now, we’re seeing higher transmissibility and rates of delta variant, especially among those who confuse their civil obligations to the greater good with political persuasions.
Remaining unvaccinated, avoiding masks and social distancing, these outliers are spreading COVID to young people and creating platforms for new variants.
At the same time, these COVID-denying outliers are following the leads of inconsiderate politicians who have shirked their dutiful oaths and used anti-COVID rhetoric and behaviors to fundraise, and maintain their political plans to keep the community divided.
We want to thank all the faithful people in our community, those who have joined the active majority to reduce COVID transmission. Without your diligence, many more people would be dead and disabled.
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