xml:space="preserve">
xml:space="preserve">
Advertisement
Advertisement

Don’t penalize all when local COVID-19 restrictions will suffice | READER COMMENTARY

Left, Keyri Villa Torr, 12, holds a "Gov Hogan don't evict us!" above her head as tenants and advocates march last Friday from Annapolis District Court to the Governor's Mansion to urge Gov. Larry Hogan to protect renters in Maryland from eviction. Many people continue to struggle to pay rent because of loss of wages during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Left, Keyri Villa Torr, 12, holds a "Gov Hogan don't evict us!" above her head as tenants and advocates march last Friday from Annapolis District Court to the Governor's Mansion to urge Gov. Larry Hogan to protect renters in Maryland from eviction. Many people continue to struggle to pay rent because of loss of wages during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)

In the same edition of The Baltimore Sun that carried your editorial about local leaders making tough virus decisions when Gov. Larry Hogan won’t (”Local leaders make tough coronavirus decisions Maryland governor won’t,” July 24), you list the number of COVID-19 cases. If you look and review them, through this entire pandemic, Allegheny County has 256 cases, Calvert County has 535, Caroline County has 403 cases, Cecil County has 597 cases, Dorchester County has 317 cases, Garrett County has 42 cases, Kent County has 229 cases, Queen Anne’s County has 366 cases, St. Mary’s County has 834, Somerset County has 114 cases, Talbot County has 308 cases, Washington County has 871 cases and Worcester County has 500 cases.

This accounts for 13 counties in Maryland and it is beyond me why you would want to penalize those jurisdictions because some other jurisdictions are not doing well for numerous reasons. I think too much emphasis is put on bars and restaurants when there are swimming pools, hardware stores and various food stores and other areas where they are having lacrosse tournaments, etc.

Advertisement

It seems to me that a social tracking system would have more information, although I don’t know who they are tracking and what they do when they do the tracking —that data never seems to be available.

Melvin J. Kodenski, Baltimore

Advertisement

Add your voice: Respond to this piece or other Sun content by submitting your own letter.

Recommended on Baltimore Sun

Advertisement
Advertisement