Buck is wrong about this virus
By now, most knowledgeable individuals are keenly aware that in order for our country to have a chance of dealing with the coronavirus, our mission is to keep the infamous curve of infections flat or as low as possible. Even if we are successful, the economic affects and health implications will be catastrophic.
Unfortunately, Colorado Rep. Ken Buck does not comprehend the challenges that our nation is facing. Buck has gone on record saying individuals should be able to congregate in restaurants. Health officials from around the world have said people gathering in groups is the worst thing we can do to combat this foe. Following Buck’s advice would only worsen the situation.
To add injury to insult, Buck voted against the coronavirus relief bill that was recently passed into law. The reason? According to Buck, it is fiscally irresponsible. This is the same man who voted for the huge tax cuts for corporations and billionaires that exponentially raised our deficit and artificially propped up the Dow Jones industrial average.
But providing relief to workers and families by protecting our unemployment benefits, increasing food stamp support and being able to be tested for coronavirus is, according to Ken Buck, fiscally irresponsible. Mr. Buck, giving a hand to those who are already facing unemployment, providing assistance to get food on the tables for families, and determining who has the virus and who doesn’t may not be fiscally responsible. But it most definitely is being humanely responsible.
Gary W. Johnson, Greeley
I can see where Ken Buck wants to keep businesses going and was surprised to hear him speak critically of President Donald Trump and the White House’s decisions regarding the new coronavirus outbreak. What I disagree with are his comments and spin on what people can and cannot do — go to church, hold political rallies or go to school.
We are all pretty well educated about the coronavirus and what it can do and how quickly it can spread, and groups have to be 10 people or less. But who says we have to worship at a church? Who is really concerned about a political rally right now or wants to be at one? Should kids congregate at school and spread a virus throughout the rest of the community and possibly to the elderly?
Buck is ranting and is making this crisis even more political. Let’s all pitch in and find solutions to these problems without throwing two cents of advice and misleading spin into the mix. I know Buck is thinking about the economy, but is he really thinking about the welfare of all? If no one is around to order takeout or spend money after restrictions are lifted, what does it matter?
Kelly Powers, Evergreen
Try “namaste” bow instead of the elbow bump
How can elbow bumps be healthy when we are supposed to cough and sneeze into our elbows?
The “namaste” greeting is much safer, no contact at all. Namaste translates as “I bow to you,” which can be used as hello or good- bye or thank you or whatever.
Lynda Drewry, Evergreen
Hoarders may get wrong idea from bankers’ reassurances
Your headline on this story might spark increased panic. Folks who previously didn’t worry about cash may think, “I have a year’s supply of toilet paper. Now I’d better stock up on cash before all the hoarders do so.”
Marilyn Lewis, Castle Rock