In The Mail

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The taste of President Donald Trump’s boots

Editor:

I am old enough to remember when our country was the smartest, best-informed country in the world. Heck, a 5-year-old could remember those times. But we now have a president who calls our best and brightest, people who have dedicated their lives to gathering the best information in so many fields, the “deep state.”

Smart people, doctors, scientists, intelligence gatherers, ambassadors, and even past presidents are the enemy of our president because they state facts which often disagree with his “gut.” Our president who calls himself a stable genius is neither.

On Saturday, we had our biggest one-day-death toll from COVID-19 at almost 3,000 people. Projections call for possibly 3,000 deaths a day in June. Yet our president is pushing us to reopen our country.

Here in Park County we have had eight cases but now we are inviting people from around the state, country and world to come here. It doesn’t take a stable genius to figure out what is going to happen.

Folks, this outbreak is not over.

Most Americans have sacrificed quite a bit in the last two months.

Are we just going waste all that for the economy?

This virus is new. That’s why it is called a “novel” coronavirus.

The name COVID-19 comes from COronaVIrus Disease 2019.

We have no vaccine nor treatment, so why in the world would we feel confident about opening up? Please, Gov. Bullock, shut us down again — it’s working.

One final question for Messrs. Pence, McConnell,

Mnuchin, Kushner and others: Just what do Trump’s boots taste like?

Mark Adams

Livingston

 

Questions on tracking COVID-19 in wastewater

Editor:

I read with some skepticism Justin Post’s article in Friday’s edition of The Enterprise (“Virus being tracked inlLocal wastewater).

First of all, how does one determine the number of people infected with COVID-19 by scientifically examining wastewater? Given that the April 5 sample suggested 15 cases of the virus, and the county as a whole has recorded only seven cases, one could only assume there must be quite a few more unreported incidents of the disease. This would be especially true since the samples taken are only from the City of Livingston homes and businesses connected to the sewer system and did not include the population of the rest of the county on septic systems.

Did our health department ever divulge whether the seven county cases documented were from the city or the county or both? Would it be possible for folks with septic systems to send samples of wastewater from their septic systems to Biobot to determine if anyone in their household has the disease?

This study sounds interesting, but as time goes on and businesses reopen, folks from out of town visiting the area will muddy the statistics along with residents of the county not on the city sewer.

Joan Watts

South of Livingston

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