By creator to www.houstonchronicle.com
Concerning “Virus task force arrives at nursing home,” (A5, July 29): My mom has been a resident on the Cambridge Well being and Rehabilitation Middle for eight years. I go to incessantly and have been witness to the superb care by the staff and administration. To single out one nursing dwelling, once we are within the midst of a worldwide pandemic, is hurtful and unfair to all those that have labored so tirelessly to attempt to keep away from an infection. This facility was virus free till just a few weeks in the past, however workers should go dwelling for relaxation on the finish of their lengthy shift, sufferers go in and out to dialysis, medical visits, and so on. Life should go on and the virus can slip in even utilizing all of the precautions. These tireless, devoted well being care employees deserve higher than destructive consideration.
Jeneane Champagne, Richmond
Pop quiz for these saying colleges ought to reopen quickly. What occupation exposes an at-risk inhabitants for eight hours a day and 5 days every week to 15-30 people within the fast work area, and 500 to five,000 people within the constructing at giant, all of whom show at finest a toddler’s comprehension leading to poor compliance with social distancing pointers, inconsistent use of non-public protecting gear, suspect fundamental hygiene practices, and are additionally doubtlessly asymptomatic carriers of a pandemic being transmitted from communities with rampant unfold? Time’s up. Pencils down. The reply is Texas academics. Texas academics face an ideal storm of threat elements that’s not like every other occupation. Spend a day with 18 kindergartners or 25 eighth-graders, and inform me I’m incorrect. We’ve all had our life touched by a trainer. Image the one who touched yours, alone and dying in a hospital, with out family members round them. I see my first grade trainer, Mrs. Winkowski. For her, I wrote this letter. Please inform your native leaders to not open colleges till case numbers and hospitalizations are beneath management in your group.
Allen Argyle Woodruff, Watauga