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ALBA FAFAGLIA, San Clemente

This is something I cannot understand. As an older person who probably wouldn’t survive this virus, it makes me so sad.

The President tweets, “Liberate Minnesota!”; “Liberate Michigan!”; and “Liberate Virginia!” So people who follow and admire the President, like the protesters in Huntington Beach and San Clemente, demonstrate against the stay-at-home policy believing it infringes on their freedom. 

I’m glad our governor is motivated by science, not by politics. Politely, I’ll say these people are uninformed. They don’t understand “pandemic.” They don’t understand it’s happening over the entire planet.

They should all put on protective gear, take a tour of a hospital, and see, in real time, the hundreds and hundreds of people fighting for their lives; the doctors, nurses and aides doing their best to save them. 

The protesters are not aware of the health care workers, the grocery clerks, delivery men and women, mail carriers, trash collectors, all those who are working long hours, all those on the front lines. 

Our fellow Americans are putting themselves at risk to keep us all safe, regardless of who we are, regardless of gender, race, political opinion, sexual orientation. We have to keep distances, wear a mask, and together we can fight this deadly virus. 

Yes, it’s going to take many weeks, so we have to be patient. The protesters have moms, dads, children, grandparents and friends. Don’t they care about them?

I have seen people protesting the stay-at-home orders wearing MAGA hats, toting automatic weapons, carrying the Confederate flag. I ask you, what do arms and the Confederate flag, a symbol of hate, have to do with the coronavirus? 

Are they going to shoot the virus if they see it? What is the real motivation of these protests?

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  • I agree Alba–

    The whiny cries of “i want my Freeeeeeeee dummmmmm” are a pathetic cry for help from the ignorant.
    Dead is dead. Stay home!!!!!!!!

    Thank God for our Governor!!!!!!!!!!!!

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