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NORM PETERSEN, San Clemente

Duane Paul Murphy’s very passionate letter in a recent San Clemente Times regarding those protesting COVID-19 restrictions might have been compelling if there was actual science backing up his petty liberal diatribe.

However, that science doesn’t exist. What science has shown us is the coronavirus has a less than half of 1% fatality rate for those 69 and younger. Hardly a statistic that warrants shutting schools, destroying small businesses and causing massive unemployment.  

If Mr. Murphy wants to be a good little sheep, he can lock himself inside his home until the world is safe. 

Mr. Murphy should consider why Gov. Newsom, Dr. Birx and numerous other Democrats have been caught defying their own lockdown nonsense. That’s who he should really be angry with. 

Lastly, Mr. Murphy needs to look up the definition of fascism, because it is not Americans protesting to get their freedom back. 

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