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Thomas Minihan

Jefferson City

Dear Editor:

If a fire breaks out in a hotel would you first sit down and take into consideration how cold it might be outside when the guests evacuate? Would you be worried about who you might wake up? Would you worry about who might question your decision about reporting the fire? Or would you simply report the fire as soon as you could?

If a militia began indiscriminately kidnapping people around the state and keeping them for a few days or weeks and then killing them, would you warn everyone in the state? Would you wait until they kidnapped 100, 1,000, or would you wait until 3,500 residents of our state had become victims, and then decide to warn everyone?

Not making a decision is a decision. Procrastinating, or postponing a decision is a decision.

I think someone needs to notify Mike Parson that a decision is well past time on implementing a statewide order requiring breathing protection while in shared public space. Our health care system is reaching a desperate point, a point many of us tried our best to avoid. It might not be easy but making a decision, is simply the thought before taking action.

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