LETTERS for the Nov. 26 issue
America will recover!
Anderson Cooper: “It doesn’t matter. I cannot spend another second today concerned about what a grown man, who lost fair and square, isn’t ready to accept. I’m not ready to accept that there could be another 400,000 dead Americans by the first of February.”
The CEO of one hospital said, “We are tapped out. We have no beds — not just ICU beds but NO beds. Our doctors and nurses are exhausted. We are breaking records consistently every day. The numbers of cases — the numbers of deaths — what will you or a loved one who contracts COVID do?”
What if there are no beds, let alone no ventilators? He (and we all know who “he” is) said, “Covid, Covid, Covid — that’s all you hear about. But you won’t hear about it after November 4th.”
Really? All the lawsuits — even the ridiculous number of NINE — all thrown out of court won’t quiet the fear and reality.
Go play golf… again. Ignore it, babysit your ego, keep lying, do as much damage as you can possibly do — as fast as you can do it — out of pure vengeance.
America will pick up the pieces, toss humpty dumpty out and recover. It’s predicted that he will bug out for Christmas and not return. It doesn’t matter. Nothing hinges on him conceding — nothing.
There will be an inauguration, and President Biden and Vice President Harris will move in. They will have a massive issue to deal with, but like Obama did with the recession, they will figure it out.
They will actually work on it and do the very best they can in spite of left-over rhetoric and resistance. They will be truthful and will have ALL Americans’ interests at heart.
Ego won’t get in the way of facts and common sense. Won’t that be refreshing?
Wear a mask!
PENNY WEIGEL, Lahaina
Hawaii doing a good job fighting COVID-19
I’m a resident of the State of Hawaii now in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, for the holidays.
There are notable difference in cleanliness and culture. Hawaii puts Minnesota, and Wisconsin, a gallon of bleach to shame.
In Hawaii, at the supermarkets, employees clean every cart at the door. They are wiped clean after each customer. Public bathrooms, if you can find one open, are impeccably clean, with conversation of the cleaning schedule between the employees within earshot.
Part of the environmental culture of Hawaii with COVID-19, public buses are wiped down clean and disinfected at each hub stop.
Numbers are high here in the Mainland. Why?
LEO THINER, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Pardon a turkey this year
Next week, President Trump will take a break from brooding over his election loss to pardon two turkeys.
Every one of us has that same awesome power to pardon an innocent, sentient bird by choosing a plant-based roast for our Thanksgiving dinner.
The 222 million turkeys killed in the U.S. this year are raised in crowded sheds filled with toxic fumes. Their beaks and toes are clipped to prevent stress-induced aggression. At the tender age of 16 weeks, workers cut their throats and dump them into boiling water to remove their feathers.
Consumers pay a heavy price, too. Turkey flesh is laced with cholesterol and saturated fats that elevate risk of chronic killer diseases. Prolonged cooking is required to destroy deadly pathogens lurking inside.
Now, for the good news. With growing popularity of Tofurky and other plant-based holiday roasts, U.S. turkey production has dropped a whopping 25 percent from its 1995 high of 293 million.
This Thanksgiving, let’s give thanks for our good fortune, health and happiness with a cruelty-free, plant-based holiday roast available in convenient sizes. An Internet search on “vegetarian Thanksgiving” offers more options and recipes than we could possibly use.
LEX NAKAHARA, Lahaina