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An overt affront

To the editor:The flag of the United States of America is a symbol of unity that ideally binds all citizens. Historically, and recently, the flag has had its detractors and yet it is the only flag that is the generally accepted single symbol of a unified United States of America.A recent event ...

Don’t let Trump brainwash you

To the editor:The good people of Southwest Florida are realizing that even though Trump is almost through with his first four years of his presidency, he hasn't come close to keeping his campaign promises even though his Republican Party controls the Senate. He said that the fulfillment of his ...

Middle class key to America’s survival

To the editor:An open letter to President TrumpWithout a vibrant middle class this republic will not survive. Votes by people who feel they have a stake in America help keep social, political and economic influence peddlers in check. Without flourishing middle class stakeholders the tilt of the ...

USA is the Big Loser

To the editor:We have a choice social distancing and use of a mask to stop the spread of coronavirus or face an economy that may not be healthy because we are not healthy.There are over 2,600,000 cases now in the United States.Only about 70,000 in Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, ...

To mask or not to mask, that is the question

To the editor:I go for a morning exercise walk and at least 97 percent of the people I see do not wear a mask. I wear a mask to protect you and wonder why you can't extend the same courtesy.Do people not wear a mask because they find it difficult to breathe? I have cancer and emphysema, but a ...

Where is our state leadership?

To the editor:Gov. DeSantis was roundly critiqued as feckless and reckless for opening Florida to infection from COVID-19. Now we can add murderously callous as he dismissively shrugs off the skyrocketing infection rate in Florida. Instead of leadership the governor took an early victory lap. ...

The new abnormal

To the editor:Originally masks were about lowering the curve. The curve has successfully been lowered. Now the CDC is lumping positive COVID-19 viral and antibody tests together, combining the numbers could make America's diagnostic testing capabilities and testing rates appear higher than they ...

Simply a matter of good public health

To the editor:The decision whether or not to wear a facial mask in public should never have become a political issue, or a symbol of a culture war. It's a matter of good public health, pure and simple, as we all try our best to maneuver through the minefield of COVID-19.The Centers for Disease ...