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I disagree with Robert Breen’s letter in the May 13 issue.  He cites a “study” in Corvalis of 1000 COVID-19 tests and comes to erroneous conclusions.  Such a small sample proves nothing.  It is a perfect example of anecdotal evidence.

 We should be proud of the strong response our state has made.  I’m sure our reaction to the pandemic has a lot to do with Oregon ranking 46 among the fifty states in cases of the virus.  The only states that have fewer cases have much smaller populations.

 Wearing a mask might not be necessary, but it’s a very good idea.  You might be saving someone’s life.

 I’m glad to see things opening up, and I agree with the way it is being done.  COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus that is still killing 1500 people a day in the United States.  We should not let our guard down just because we’ve been lucky so far.

 

Jim Heffernan

Tillamook

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