2 min learnPosted Could 15, 2020
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To the folks of Lebanon County,
Belief the science.
On Tuesday, Could 12, Dr. Anthony Fauci accomplished his testimony earlier than the Senate. On Monday, Could 11, Dr. Fauci previewed his testimony to Sheryl Homosexual Stolberg of the New York Instances late Monday night time.
The main message that I want to convey to the Senate HLP committee tomorrow is the hazard of making an attempt to open the nation prematurely. If we skip over the checkpoints within the pointers to: ‘Open America Once more,’ then we threat the hazard of a number of outbreaks all through the nation. This won’t solely end in unnecessary struggling and dying however would truly set us again on our quest to return to regular.
Belief the rule of regulation.
A number of native politicians, all Republicans, mentioned they had been going to defy Governor Wolf’s order. They plan to move Lebanon County into the “yellow” part by Friday, Could 15. The politicians are:
- State Senator Dave Arnold, former District Lawyer for Lebanon County
- Consultant Russ Diamond
- Consultant Frank Ryan
- Consultant Sue Helm
- County Commissioner Invoice Ames
- County Commissioner Bob Phillips
- District Lawyer Pier Hess Graf
- Coroner Jeffrey Yocum
- Sheriff Bruce Klinger
Moreover, District Lawyer Hess Graf acknowledged she won’t prosecute any enterprise that opened early.
The entire above politicians are telling you to interrupt the regulation. That is significantly troubling as a result of two of them had been and are district attorneys and all of them have taken an oath to uphold the rule of regulation. If these native politicians query Gov. Tom Wolf’s judgement on how one can hold us protected throughout the pandemic, our society offers a treatment – take the matter to courtroom. To declare that Lebanon, Lancaster, and Schuylkill Counties are “yellow zones” by fiat, is to put themselves above the rule of regulation. It additionally places in danger those that heed them, since liquor and different licenses are issued by the Commonwealth. Moreover, these companies may very well be uncovered to authorized jeopardy, since opening up earlier than the governor lifts the ban creates a illness vector threatening the well being of the group. Belief the rule of regulation.
Belief the science. COVID-19 is not any respecter of political celebration or financial ideology. COVID-19 doesn’t care that some native politicians have chosen to politicize a pandemic so as to keep majorities within the state legislature. COVID-19 doesn’t care that this lone citizen writes this letter in assist of science.
COVID-19 does one factor – infects folks via individual to individual contact. There isn’t a immunity, there is no such thing as a vaccine.
COVID-19 is within the White Home; COVID-19 is within the Kremlin.
COVID-19 has crossed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; COVID-19 has crossed the Snitz Creek.
Dr. Fauci mentioned:
I believe we’re getting in the proper course, however the proper course doesn’t imply we have now by any means complete management of this outbreak.
He urged states to comply with well being consultants’ suggestions to attend for indicators together with a declining variety of new infections earlier than reopening.
Belief the science.
Rev. Timothy Dewald is a Cleona resident and pastor emeritus of Hill United Church of Christ, the place he served as minister from 1978 to 2001. He’s a present assistant professor of arithmetic at Lebanon Valley School, the place he has taught since 1989.
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