The Country Post-Pandemic

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Carol Martin’s Letter to the Hartford Courant, printed Tuesday, April 7, 2020

I am 85 years old and have always felt fortunate to have been born and raised in this country where we have the privilege of voting without being threatened, as in some other countries.  I voted for the first time in 1955 and have never missed a vote since.  Of late though, it has not been the same country ‒ with mass shootings, out of control drug use and politicians more concerned with their own power than doing the right thing.

Now with the seemingly out of control COVID-19 virus, I see this country becoming what it once was with everyone stepping up unselfishly to help and often at a threat to their own health.  The medical professionals, truck drivers, big companies and just the ordinary citizen doing whatever they can.  

When this crisis is over, I hope we have learned some lessons and will not revert back to the chaos we have become used to.

Carol B. Martin, Suffield

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