Letter: COVID-19 vs. visitors fatalities

With out getting right into a dialogue about false equivalence, take into consideration this.

In line with 2018 Insurance coverage Institute for Highways Security statistics, there have been 11.2 highway fatalities per 100,000 individuals in the USA. Examine that to the arguably under-reported and nonetheless rising 28.2 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 individuals.

Why would we not take the non permanent precautions of sustaining social distance and sporting masks to combat a illness that’s about to change into 3 times extra lethal than freeway journey, and through only a few months.

Contemplating that freeway accidents will not be contagious and we have now spent billions of {dollars} and have added inconveniences (e.g. seat belts) to make freeway journey much less lethal, let’s all suck it up for a number of extra months till there’s a vaccine and/or more practical therapies.

John H. Brandt, South Jordan

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