Your letters for Sept. 10

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This old water well with no handle now stands as a monument to the small-minded lack of vision that seems to come far too easily to this government. A simple, effective machine that quenched the thirst of Albertans for so many years, rendered useless by a misguided bureaucratic decision.

Gregory Pohl, Edmonton

Most mall-goers following the rules

I ventured into the mall for the first time since March. I didn’t stay long but I was really impressed with the safety measures put into place by the stores I went into. However, the one thing that struck me was the odd person not wearing a mask. If one has a medical condition that is not conducive to wearing a mask, do they not put themselves at risk by venturing into public places? We have been told that people who have secondary conditions don’t do as well if they get COVID-19.

Personally, I would feel guilty going into a mall without a mask and if I couldn’t wear one, I would use a face shield. It really is the least I can do for others. Sadly, the woman in line in front of me without a mask happened to be one of the few people I saw coughing into the air. Disappointing.

Carol Larsen, Calgary

A duty to all

Re: Stats show we’ve done well with the pandemic, Opinion, Sept. 5

In contrast to Don Braid’s glowing article heaping such praise as “Alberta is doing extremely well” regarding our response to COVID-19, in fact, only Quebec is worse, and only marginally, for hospitalized cases per capita.

Let’s be clear: by law, if you have symptoms — fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat or runny nose — you must self-isolate for 10 days after the onset of symptoms or until symptoms have resolved. Under no circumstance should you leave your property. You also have a moral and societal duty to protect yourself, your family, your friends and co-workers, and the most vulnerable in society.

If you know of anyone with symptoms who is not self-isolating or is not getting tested, it is your moral and societal duty to report that person to AHS.

Mike Priaro, Calgary

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