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OPINION
June 1, 2020

3/25/2020 12:25:00 PM
Our war, our sacrifice

The current COVID-19 crisis is almost unfathomable, scarier than 9/11, more worrisome to America than anything in our lifetimes.

The coronavirus pandemic is a threat to each and every one of us, including in Jennings County where, at this writing, there have been two positive cases confirmed so far.

COVID-19 is highly dangerous, extremely contagious and very deadly. People must continue to closely adhere to the advice of health experts,
no matter how inconvenient.

Frequent hand washing is not all that inconvenient. Covering one's cough and sneezes isn't either. Neither is the practice of wiping clean
well-used surfaces often with disinfectants.

What is not so convenient is social distancing and staying home most of the time. What is even more inconvenient is not going to work.
We are at war. It may not be against visible enemies like America faced in World War II, but it is an enemy nonetheless, one just as despicable
as any our great country has ever fought.

During WW II, Americans made tremendous personal sacrifices for the good of their country and to bolster the war effort. We all have made sacrifices these past few days as the crisis has led to declarations of health emergencies in America, Indiana and Jennings County. We all must continue to make sacrifices if we are going to flatten the curve of this pandemic and beat the coronavirus.

Sacrifice is hard, it is uncomfortable, but it's not nearly as bad as losing loved ones to the enemy. All need to keep that in mind as we battle together to take down this horribly insidious enemy. Americans did in during 1940s, and we can do it again with enough resolve, commitment and teamwork.





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