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Ghastly act of scorekeeping in era of coronavirus

Reader tallies up human toll to compute his definition of ‘insanity’

76,000 family, friends and loved ones have died of coronavirus in the U.S., contrary to the expressed thoughts of reader Gary Stauffenberg (“From the Morning Read inbox,” May 6).

He wrote, Even if golf escaped the worst effects of lockdowns, stay-at-home dictates, etc., COVID-19 has been devastating for far too many, simply because of fear. An unfounded fear of a virus that’s proving to be much like an annual flu. And a virus for which thousands of doctors attest there is already an effective treatment. It’s insanity in spades.

76,000 family, friends and loved ones have died.

Insanity? Indeed.

Baird Heide
Bradford, Ontario

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