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Friday, 06 March 2020 06:27

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To the Editor,

Everybody is freaking out about Corona Virus and pushing for a fast vaccine! As someone who has been severely injured by a new drug released without adequate testing data I feel that it would be foolish to rush into using any new drug or vaccine designed to treat what has so far shown itself to be far less dangerous than the seasonal flu.

If the virus had a 20% mortality rate it would be a different story, but at around 2% for those sick enough to go to the doctor for care ... not so much.

Chill out people, Trumps early travel ban and quarentene of Americans that were suspect due to their travel plans nipped it in the bud. Unless the statistics change, according to the CDC at least 12,000 people have died from influenza (Flu) between Oct. 1, 2019 through Feb. 1, 2020, and the number of deaths may be as high as 30,000.

Love your paper, keep up the good work.

Jeremy Staley

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