RE: Letter: Is COVID-19 a hoax? Who do you believe? Who do you trust?

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RE: Letter: Is COVID-19 a hoax? Who do you believe? Who do you trust?

We recently passed two milestones with the coronavirus. More than 1 million cases and more deaths in two months than were killed in Vietnam in 10 years. As of right now, we have experienced 1.12 million cases and 65,230 deaths.

Star Parker recently attempted to downplay concern over the virus by comparing COVID-19 deaths to vehicle mishaps resulting in death. At the time, the COVID-19 deaths over two months stood at around 40,000, about the same as the number of automobile fatalities in a year. She noted people continue to drive despite the deaths.



A letter to the editor responds to Eric Black’s editorial “Is COVID-19 a hoax? Who do you believe? Who do you trust?” When I first skimmed over the letter, I thought it might be satire, but when I reread it, I believe the writer was serious.

He begins by saying Baptists don’t think well and then says Fox is more balanced than PBS. He says you can’t trust medical people and says he is accusing Black of omitting the truth. He says an estimate of a 1 to 2 percent mortality rate is not “factual” and that the rate is a lot lower.

His entire letter is geared to make the virus seem to be no big deal. What’s his point?



Carl Hess
Ozark, Ala.


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