Apologies for the oversight

To the editor:

It was brought to my attention that there was an incorrect statement in my response to Mr. Baldasaro’s op-ed.

I stated in my letter, referring to President Donald Trump’s call to Ukraine, he said, ‘Do me a favor though.” According to a transcript released by the White House it was, “Do us a favor though.”

It has been reported that the transcript has been moved to a classified server.

My apologies for the oversight.

Mary Eisner

Derry

We need a climate change solution

To the editor:

It was 69 degrees outside today at my school in Manchester, and I have a nordic ski race scheduled for tomorrow.

March doesn't generally bring to mind T-shirts, birds and hot pavement — but now, and in the near future, it will.

This is only one of the many effects of human-caused climate change, along with dying coral reefs, extreme storms, and refugees from sea level rise.

We will see these effects from the carbon pollution already in our atmosphere, but we need to stop polluting now and making it worse.

The least-expensive and most beneficial solution for people and our economy is to enact Cash-Back Carbon Pricing legislation.

This is said to be the most efficient, effective, and fair solution by 3,500 economists in the Wall Street Journal — the largest ever consensus among economists about anything.

At the federal level, Cash-Back Carbon Pricing, now in the House of Representatives as the Energy Innovation Act (HR 763), will reduce U.S. carbon pollution by 40% in 12 years and 90% by 2050, while pushing carbon pricing around the world. In the first 10 years, it will create 2 million jobs and save 300,000 lives in the U.S. alone. Please visit cclusa.org/write to thank Rep. Annie Kuster for cosponsoring this bipartisan legislation and ask Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan to support it when introduced in the Senate.

Thank you!

Katharine Gage

Windham

Everyone blew it with COVID-19

To the editor:

Everyone blew it when it comes to the coronavirus. Both SARS and MERS were also types of coronaviruses.

Twice we were warned of the potential of another outbreak.

The effort to develop a vaccine ended when those outbreaks burnt out. The paramedical industries figured there would be no return on investment for a vaccine for something not out there in circulation, so development stopped.

If the government had funded further development, then when the COVID-19 outbreak first started, we would have been 98% of the way there with a vaccine that just needed tweaking a bit for the new strain.

But no one in the media, or in either party talked about this.

Now the politicians are trying to blame each other for us not being prepared.

Just like the war on cancer has not gone well, progress has been at a snail’s pace.

You either set an ambitious goal, like “Ending all childhood cancers by the end of the decade,” or accept the fact that when your kid has cancer, the options will be limited and ineffective.

Something should have been done after the SARS and MERS outbreaks.

Larry Oliveto 

Derry

 

Hoarding is un-American

To the editor:

The coronavirus outbreak has panicked people into hoarding food, paper products and sanitizing compounds.

Consumers across the country are conducting binge purchases of these products and most supermarkets are reporting bare shelves and difficulty in restocking these products. The binging activity is very un-American.

There is no need for people to be stocking up on food and other supplies that will last for a year or more. It is reported consumers are purchasing large quantities of toilet paper. Maybe they should be eating less so they can cut back on their defecation and use less toilet paper.

My wife and I shopped twice last week and we went through the express line of 12 items or less both times, which is typical food shopping for us.

It is reported that some people have been receiving their paychecks and going to supermarkets to shop for food, but they find empty shelves.

Supermarkets should limit the purchase of some items so there will be enough to go around. As a country we have to provide much better consideration for our fellow Americans. Everyone should be able to provide food and other essentials to their families.

Donald Moskowitz

Londonderry

 

 

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