EDITOR: I can’t imagine New Hanover County is as soon as once more cancelling the masks mandate.
What number of instances do we’ve got to play this recreation of “Groundhog Day”?
Each time it begins to appear like the pandemic is lastly being beat, we decrease our guard, and it comes roaring again with a vengeance. If we might simply as soon as, hold the masks on for an additional 30 days and ensure this illness is lastly lifeless. However no, I predict inside 45 days, we’ll be proper again the place we had been three months in the past.
James Hubbard, Wilmington
Ought to masks nonetheless be required for indoor public locations?
EDITOR: In a current letter to the editor (printed on November 10, 2021) considered one of your readers criticized the New Hanover Republican Liberty Caucus and myself, for our efforts to take away the requirement for the general public to put on masks to be able to attend and absolutely take part in conferences of the New Hanover County Board of Schooling.
The creator of that letter (together with many group members) appears to lack an appreciation for the ideological underpinnings of our nation – that particular person liberty is king. Sure – there’s a place for presidency to be working for the frequent good, however by no means on the expense of particular person freedom. When the First Modification says that our rights to assemble and to petition our authorities shall not be abridged; it means what it says.
It’s not shocking that the creator of the letter ends his correspondence with a quote from Samuel Johnson. Johnson was a Tory who hated every little thing about America.
David A. Perry,Wilmington
Vaccinate! Viruses take no sides
EDITOR: We’re being inundated by outcomes of lawsuits and appeals relating to main well being points which have been politicized since day one.
Democrats are calling for stricter vaccine mandates to scale back the variety of COVID instances. Republicans are combating mandates to make sure that particular person residents are usually not required to get vaccinated or put on masks as this infringes on their rights.
So, what’s the reply? I believe it’s a big waste of money and time to proceed these fights as they’re primarily based totally on political affiliation.
Why are all of us not following the science and the reported surges and drops in all sectors?
The politicization of a lethal pandemic is a tragic commentary on our divisiveness within the USA.
I want our stunning nation would hearken to all sides, divulge heart’s contents to what might presumably be the very best course, and observe the specialists who’re apolitical so we are able to do proper by one another.
A pandemic takes no sides. It kills no matter political celebration. There is just one means out of what’s apparently going to be an ongoing battle in opposition to a killer virus. Get vaccinated, proceed to observe secure pointers to guard probably the most susceptible, and make your needs recognized on the poll field. It’s that straightforward.
Joan Piedmonte, Southport,
Important race idea
EDITOR: I learn Marc Thiessen’s column on vital race idea and now I perceive it. I believe it ought to undoubtedly be taught in our public colleges. Thanks for publishing it.
Alexandra Dorr, Wilmington
Do officers care about infrastructure?
EDITOR: The quick sightedness of New Hanover County and Wilmington elected officers and its appointed members to planning boards has left infrastructure within the mud whereas they proceed approving poorly thought-out improvement.
Examples are Greenville Loop Highway and Masonboro Loop Highway. Each are small two-lane roads carrying a lot of the county’s visitors north and south. As extra improvement is haphazardly accredited in that space, the roads stay small two-lanes. Site visitors is bumper to bumper. They usually forgot about all the kids that include improvement.
Now we’ve got college buses stopping each 200 yards creating visitors nightmares. As a substitute of discovering new methods to maneuver visitors rapidly and safely on these roads. Officers proceed to approve extra homes and extra flats. Slightly than finding out a strolling path, they need to be artistic methods to widen the highway and to create pull-offs for college buses to make use of to let held up visitors move.
And we proceed to vote the identical individuals again into workplace yr after yr. Disgrace on us.
William Houston, Wilmington
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