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Letters to the Editor

Mask use

EDITOR: On November 30, 2021, The Daily Press ran a letter from me in which I ranked the effectiveness of masks for reducing the spread of COVID. In summary, I said that N95 masks were very good. KN95 masks were very good, surgical masks were somewhat good, and cloth masks were ineffective. ...

Under-employment

EDITOR: Today’s paper, January 3, 2022, headline states that unemployment ticks up in November. 5.1% in Delta County. Right now, Meijer, Menards, Elmer’s, and Walmart all are short-staffed. The paper mill has been advertising. Andex workers are working overtime every week. I have picked ...

Make a wise decision

EDITOR: Now that Christmas is upon us and the time to relax with friends and relative. Soon afterward comes reality of life with taxes, paying for Santa Claus gifts and the sickness of the virus that hit so many. Last, but not least the test of politics and the elections to various open ...

Vaccinated

EDITOR: I am responding to the article on page 1 of Tuesday, Dec. 4 Daily Press. Carla K. Johnson writes, “The nation’s COVID -19 death toll stands at 800,000. A year ago, it was 300,000. An untold number of lives, perhaps tens of thousands have been saved by vaccination.” What was this ...

The gift of giving

EDITOR: The holiday season is upon us and receiving is all the buzz. Santa fills the minds of young children, dreaming about what toys might be under their Christmas tree on Christmas morning. Black Friday kicks off the buying season, as parents race around from store to store for the ...

Mask studies

EDITOR: The website www.justfacts.com has a long but very readable article titled “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Masks.” The article references dozens of studies from around the world, from before and during the Covid-19 pandemic, with citations and web links. The study cited ...