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November 26, 2022

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JaNice TaylorAugust 15, 2020

I don’t feel that I am better informed after reading these summaries; there is nothing stated we aren’t all ready wrestling with. What are some real facts supporting the opinions to help one weigh conclusions about probable truth here? Wearing a mask is such a small thing that has become such a huge issue; it amazes and disappoints me! I’m not going to wait for conclusive facts on this. I don’t know if it’s effective, but I wear one in public places as a preventive measure, just in case it protects me and others. I regard it as responsible citizenship in present circumstances .

Bob PowelsonAugust 14, 2020

The panic factor induced by the one size fits all approach to controlling Covic (the China Flu). has caused nearly as many problems as the Flu itself. That, plus making it a political issue to sway the upcoming election has created a great deal of disunity.

ScottHAugust 13, 2020

Perhaps the assumption that there are primarily two sides to controversial issues is an even larger problem than the fact that the two stated views draw radically different conclusions. It is as if vast public and private forces are bent on forcefully herding people into one thought cattle chute or the other with little appreciation for the nearly endless expanse of thought range where fertile minds roam and graze.


Nice idea, but I'm not sure I learned anything new here. This would be more helpful if the arguments were tested for accuracy. Maybe you could add a third element to the two sides: what the actual data shows. If the data is inconclusive, tell us what we do and don't know for sure.

Mike DenosAugust 13, 2020

Due to subjective impressions and feelings towards this issue and other current issues it would appear that facts from reliable sources would be helpful for discussion guides. In this case a good place to seek facts would be the state health agency and a national government institute such as CDC. Unfortunately, it appears that many I try to communicate with have fairly firm beliefs derived from other (I perceive) less reliable sources such as news organizations or even political leaders. It makes for very difficult to impossible areas of understanding. For example, past pandemics or ongoing threats that have occurred for years and years hold little credence.

Geoff - AusAugust 13, 2020

You have laid out each sides points of view as if they are equally valid they are not. One side is about people and lives, the other is about the economy.and business. I don't remembernChrist ever saying it is the economy not the individual? In America the virus has been politicized by the President, who has contributed to a disaster. 150,000 more deaths than should be. Australia with a population of 25million has similar figures to Utah with 3 million. You should be outraged but adding to you list One side says its a disaster contributed to by conservative ideology. The other side its a hoax, and all sorts of other justifications.



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