Letter to the Editor: Are COVID-19 death numbers accurate?

In the May 27th issue of the Detroit Free Press, Mitch Albom made this statement about COVID-19 deaths: “The first American casualty was in February. The 100,000th before the end of May. That makes this coronavirus the fastest killer in U.S. history.” It is truly terrible that the virus caused more than 100,000 deaths however […]

Letter to the Editor: Gratitude from a local business owner

Dear Editor, I just wanted to take a minute to thank the Clarkston community.  As we are all navigating through the current health and economic climate, it amazes me how the area has come together to support our local businesses.  Being an independent pizza shop, in its first year of business, we have faced many challenges, […]

Letter to the Editor: Who to blame for COVID supplies shortfall?

Governors and members of Congress are blaming the current administration for the lack of respiratory masks, ventilators, and test kits (for a virus that was unknown until late last year). Blaming the current administration raises several questions for me. If this virus occurred five years ago during the Obama administration, would there have been a […]

Letter to Editor: Shout out to small town caring

Dear Editor, I wanted to share some good news during this difficult times we are all facing. I was having difficulty with the technology of online shopping at Neiman’s Family Market. I called to request ordering from a list since I couldn’t get through online. They were so gracious and not only did my shopping […]

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Compassion

I signed up for a webinar about compassion recently to gain continuing education credits to maintain my MI RN license. I couldn’t connect to the webinar, but it did get me thinking about first responders, the health care community and their unadulterated, on display, inspiring compassion during this covid-19 pandemic! How in the world can […]

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Always consider the source

In the 1980s, scientists were considered the “go to” experts for reliable information regarding our health. In the 1990s, PhD students became “the source.” By the early 2000s, it was the media we trusted. And today … Karen on Facebook knows what is best for us. This is becoming more concerning during the unforeseen COVID-19 […]

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