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Protecting from virus


Roger Harnack's April 2nd editorial quotes Benjamin Franklin about giving "up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety...," which was not written at the time of a pandemic, even though Roger wrote that our nation's forefathers were not unaware of them. Thanks to science, we now know much more about how viruses spread.

I am glad we are giving up the right to assemble, as directed by Governor Inslee, for as long as necessary to stop this scourge.

I happen to believe scientists more than I believe politicians. Medical and health experts are telling us that this virus is extreme...

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