LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Faulty comparison shouldn't diminish war or COVID toll
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Faulty comparison shouldn't diminish war or COVID toll

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2019 Letters to the editor stock

Sad, bad news: I was watching the news and heard a sad commentary from a young reporter. She stated that COVID-19 has killed more than the Vietnam War, which is bad comparative. Over 58,000 died in both.

There are over 331,000000 people in the USA, which equates to 0.017% virus deaths. There were 2,709,000 men and women who served in Vietnam =2.3% deaths, with 540,000 soldiers the max a year at a time.

We should not diminish either of importance. The front-line people today deserve medals, along with all people working in the public. Let's not divide the country with meaningless information.

We are a strong nation and have overcome a lot of bad situations. I am confident that with hard work and togetherness, this too shall be overcome. Stay strong. I am a love-my-country, concerned Vietnam vet.

Fred Mikler, Munster

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