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Letter: Everyone will get the virus eventually, so let’s get on with our lives

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Letters to the Editor

Deseret News

My family and I cannot understand all the lingering angst in our health care system and our government agencies over COVID-19. It is now clear that everyone will be infected with this virus sooner or later. To continue hammering on people to wear masks, to wear gloves, to wash hands, to use hand wash, to disinfect surfaces, to practice social distancing, etc. only creates more anxiety and false hope in our society. 

Once an uninfected person takes the mask off and comes in contact with a COVID-19 carrier or a contaminated surface, that person will acquire the virus. It won’t matter whether a mask is worn for one week, one month, one year, five years or a decade. Once the mask comes off, the inevitable will occur — infection. We can see this process occurring presently as lockdown guidelines are relaxed. Just read the news headlines. To ponder the reason for a second wave is specious. It looks more like the blind leading the blind. 

This virus will take its toll, regardless of what cautionary measures are in place. So, let us get on with our lives and give care to those individuals who are in greater risk.

Robert Hill

Bountiful