Letter to the editor: Follow science, not politics

Posted 2/4/21

Follow science, not politics Dear neighbors of the Castle Rock Town Council and Douglas County Commissioners: Castle Rock is my hometown. I have lived here since the 1970s, and graduated from Douglas …

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Letter to the editor: Follow science, not politics

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Follow science, not politics

Dear neighbors of the Castle Rock Town Council and Douglas County Commissioners:

Castle Rock is my hometown. I have lived here since the 1970s, and graduated from Douglas County Junior High and High School. Like you, I love this town.

Wearing a mask is uncomfortable and COVID-19 restrictions are a hardship on everyone. Those are not the problem: The virus is the problem. Let’s proclaim the virus the enemy and become heroes by saving lives. COVID-19 has already killed more Americans than any war except the Civil War, and that’s on track. Let’s embrace science, lean in to health professionals’ recommendations and use our much-lauded American ingenuity to create solutions.

Caryn Johnson displays leadership when she is the only Castle Rock Council member to vote “no” on leaving Tri-County Health Department.

Health care providers should call the shots (literally) on what is effective in fighting infection. They have the expertise and motivation to provide appropriate guidance. Elected officials have the responsibility to enact policies based on that guidance. Wise leadership follows the recommendations of the experts, and makes the case if the citizens are reluctant.

Please pivot to listening to science, not politics, to inform decisions. Let us, like our forebears, be a “Great Generation.”

Thank you.

Angel Horvath

Castle Rock

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