Editor, Times-Union:

“We can’t have the cure be worse than the problem,” says our president. It sounds like he is pushing back against some of his own medical advisors and wanting to prematurely loosen restrictions.

So if the “problem” is the possibility that at least thousands of the lives of our fellow Americans would be lost, what can be worse than that? It makes one wonder if he is thinking it is more important that the economy would reinvigorate and help his re-election effort. After all, he has already shown his willingness to pressure an ally (Ukraine) to investigate a political opponent.

I would love to have an end to all the restrictions and go back to life as normal as much as the next guy, but not at the risk of endangering many lives. If restrictions are relaxed too soon, it will result in widespread illness and death and with overcrowded hospitals not able to keep up. That decision will not help the economy. There is plenty of medical expertise available to this president.  He needs to listen up.

Dean Beery

North Manchester,

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