Sunday, April 11, 2021
April 11, 2021

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Letter: What about dangers on the road?


I read The Columbian online news several times a day. Every so often I’ll buy a print version because it has more to offer. Recently I’ve been surprised at the uptick of deaths caused by motorists. Why do we talk about COVID-19 morbidity but not the high morbidity on roadways?

I’m reminded daily of the “dangers” we thwart if we don’t agree with CDC “suggested” guidelines. Or become an instant pariah by stating that I merely don’t want to wear a mask. I find it disconcerting that our government and society flippantly accept loss of life via automobiles, yet has the audacity to suggest physical parameters that supposedly save lives and fear-based mask mandates that are becoming political statements. It’s enough to make me wonder: where is the outrage?

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