Letter: COVID risk questions

Published: 8/7/2020 12:01:30 PM
Modified: 8/7/2020 12:01:20 PM

What are the risks to the citizens of our state of precipitous events regarding the COVID virus? Why is a NASCAR race in Loudon so important? Why are motorcycles and Motorcycle Weekend so important to New Hampshire, aside from flooding the Granite State with out-of-staters and COVID carriers? How important is it to gather in bars and to socialize? How long will it take after the schools are “opened” to shut them down because of the spread of the virus by and between students, teachers, custodians, staff, bus drivers, etc.?

Is it still true that freedom of choice ends with the distance from your nose and mouth to other people? Just because one can drive a car at 90 mph in a school safety zone does not make it a good idea, does it? From a pure risk-benefit analysis, what is the benefit of all these premature “openings” and safety risks versus the risks to our citizenry’s life and pursuit of happiness?

What is the rush? What is the peril? What is the over/under for New Hampshire to need to backtrack and to have to completely quarantine again? Do we really want to risk going from the 43rd or so coronavirus-laden state to a state that is in the single digits?

ROBERT STEIN

Concord


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