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OP-ED: Resilience of York Catholic students, teachers is inspiring
OP-ED: Protect our first responders
As more first responders are being exposed to COVID-19, let’s make sure they are equipped with the surgical masks, gloves and the additional personal protective equipment they need to meet the threat.
by Mustafa Santiago Ali | 1 day ago
OP-ED: Transparency needed in life-sustaining business waiver process
The number of contacts I have received from constituents of the 31st District continues to grow as more confusion, rather than clarity, comes with every business waiver that is either issued or denied.
by State Sen. Mike Regan | 1 day ago
EDITORIAL: Magical thinking won’t stop virus
Health experts warn a return to anything like normal in the nation’s businesses, schools, stores, sports stadiums and, given the Easter deadline, churches, would be catastrophic.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 1 day ago
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OP-ED: Forging common bonds is essential now — and after this coronavirus crisis
If we fail to call on the better angels of our nature now, this physical plague could become a societal one, spreading fear and panic, the likes of which we have not seen in this country except anecdotally.
by Blase Cupich | 1 day ago
OP-ED: In support of President Trump’s use of the Stafford Act
Some have asked whether it is an appropriate use of the law. As the man who wrote it three decades ago, I can tell you that it is.
by Tom Ridge | 2 days ago
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EDITORIAL: Let’s hope $2.2 trillion is enough
The coronavirus crisis has hit the country like a freight train running into a mountain. Our leaders refused to see it coming for far too long, and now we're all paying the price in illness and death as well as lost jobs and lost income.
by York Dispatch Editorial Board | 4 days ago
OP-ED: Here’s what to do if you think you have the coronavirus
Don’t take chances, and seek medical help if necessary. But unless symptoms are severe enough to require a ventilator or urgent medical procedures, Morocco suggests that you set up a “sick” room at home to distance yourself from others.
by Steve Lopez | 5 days ago
OP-ED: I’m an ER doctor ready and able to save your life. Want to keep me safe from coronavirus? Sta
Every person who becomes infected is another person that my colleagues and I will be called upon to treat. Every time we interact with an infected patient, our own risk of contracting the virus increases.
by Gregory Jasani | 6 days ago
LETTER: Giant asks customers to buy only what they need now
By giving everyone access to essential items, you’ll allow everyone to care for themselves and their families.
by Nicholas Bertram | 6 days ago
EDITORIAL: Postponing Olympics is only choice
The International Olympic Committee no longer had a choice. The 2020 Tokyo Games will be postponed. It was the only rational decision available.
by York Dispatch | 6 days ago
SCHREIBER: There is hope, helpers, and humanity to focus upon
It is yet unknown the toll that COVID-19 will have, or the timeframe which it will endure. We are, however, certain that there are those in need of assistance now.
EDITORIAL: Plan now for fall elections
It may not seem like it during these early days, with coronavirus cases spiking and the federal response still getting its footing, but we will eventually come out on the other side of what has become a once-in-a-century pandemic.
LETTER: Unneeded tax cut to rich leaves nation unprepared for crisis
This tax relief greatly increased the national debt. On the other hand, those dollars did have a stimulative effect on the economy — just when it was not needed.
OP-ED: It’s OK not to feel OK right now. But here’s how to feel better
Whatever emotion you’re feeling in this coronavirus craziness, it’s OK. Try not to dwell in the worst of it, try not to feed it, try not to take it out on other people. But don’t feel guilty for feeling what you feel.
OP-ED: Say what you mean, mean what you say, Mr. Governor
In these uncertain times it is critical that public officials be able to disseminate factual information for the good of constituents. Effective and efficient communication is vital at a moment like this.
EDITORIAL: Stay home. Just stay home
This is the advice coming from every direction and every agency, from York City to the Pennsylvania Department of Health to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the World Health Organization.
OP-ED: Challenges of the new COVID-19 reality
Like Isaiah’s biblical charge, today we too are being charged with maintaining social distancing for the benefit of our health and that of the community.
OP-ED: Giving everyone a $1,000 check will help the coronavirus downturn. But it’s not enough
Washington’s thinking about how to respond to the novel coronavirus seems to be mutating faster than the virus is. And that’s a good thing.
OP-ED: America has survived other calamities, we can make it through coronavirus too
These are trying times, for sure, but think of all that our forebears endured to make it possible for us to be here. We, the living, are the result of the heartiness and resourcefulness — and, frankly, luck — that saw them through. It’s in our genes, y’all!
LETTER: Add bar and restaurant workers to list of heroes
They're the tip of the spear in this fight against the pandemic. They're sacrificing revenue and salary to play their part in stopping the spread.
EDITORIAL: Local race shows sent wrong message
Three regional dirt tracks held racing programs over the weekend. That was the wrong decision and sent the wrong message.
OP-ED: Coronavirus stressing you out? Here’s how to cope
Here are a few suggestions for managing COVID-19 risks to our mental health that can be adopted alongside efforts like social distancing to manage disease transmission.
OP-ED: Suddenly, a very serious nation
In our good fortune, we may have lost touch with just how wrong the world can go. It’s easy to forget that most of human history has been characterized more by hunger, disease, privation, suffering and war than by our comparative comfort.
OP-ED: What’s the coronavirus shutdown endgame?
What I do not understand, and I’m worried nobody has thoroughly thought through, is how long we’re supposed to cancel mass gatherings, keep museums closed and the like, and what any of this has to do with the progress of the pandemic.
EDITORIAL: We the people will persevere
It’s impossible to predict, at this early juncture, the extent of the challenge the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak will present to York County, the state and the nation.
Congressman Perry op-ed: Facts and goodness must win over fears and panic
This virus understandably has raised fear and anxiety amongst our families and friends. But fear should not and cannot rule the day.
OP-ED: Coronavirus and the public good
Do we want an up-by-your-bootstraps society where people mostly look after their own, or do we want a strong safety net for those who fall on hard times?
OP-ED: Bernie Sanders’ big question: Should he stay or should he go?
Tuesday’s Democratic primaries delivered one devastating reality to the campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders: His revolution has not materialized. Again.
Editorial: America’s unserious president
The coronavirus is, in fact, the first legitimate crisis Trump has faced. Oh, he's been involved in emergencies before, but they're universally of his own making.
OP-ED: In defense of newspapers
The newspaper industry is in such dire straits that a depressing new term, “news desert,” has been coined. The landscape is drying up fast: of the 3,143 counties in the United States, more than 2,000 have no daily newspaper.
OP-ED: The Boy Scouts of America, decades of sexual abuse and an inevitable bankruptcy
Since its founding in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has been targeted by criminal pedophiles seeking access to boys. For the same reason that Scouting is popular with boys, it is popular with criminals that want to prey on boys.
OP-ED: Mass panic may be worse than the coronavirus itself
I’m scared about what message we are telling our kids when faced with a threat. Instead of reason, rationality, open-mindedness and altruism, we are telling them to panic, be fearful, suspicious, reactionary and self-interested.
EDITORIAL: Thomas makes York County proud
Former West York High athlete Trinity Thomas is making York County proud with her actions as a world-class gymnast and a first-class young woman.
OP-ED: Why aren’t we paying people with the coronavirus to stay home?
With the coronavirus apparently now freely circulating throughout the U.S., public health officials are asking people who have a fever, cough and other symptoms of the novel virus to stay home from work.
OP-ED: Coronavirus concerns and countermeasures
Leaders in government, industry and religion need to be especially careful about what they say. Any statements made should be scrupulously examined beforehand.
EDITORIAL: When will the York Galleria no longer be a mall?
This mall, like so many others, is on the verge of becoming obsolete as a purely retail space.