The editorial Michael A. Smith wrote ("Did we protect the most vulnerable as best we could?" The Daily News, May 16-17) was excellent.

I’m 77 years old and in good health for my age even though almost everyone my age has a “preexisting” disease. While “flattening the curve” spreads out the case load and saves hospitals from being overwhelmed, it does extend the “economic misery.” That’s the trade-off.

Now is the time to start opening the economy while minimizing risk to the most vulnerable. We can do both.

Mike Cowan

Galveston

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Gary Miller

Reports over recent days say states and cities re opening show lower case loads since re opening. States not re opining continue showing increased cases. Opining or not doesn't seem to be important except for lives ruined by the closures. Democrats are trying to prolong the recession, Don't vote for any Democrat if you want the return of the "before" shutdown economy.

Ted Gillis

Gary, I think Mike was trying to stay above board in his well written letter and not bring politics into it, however I see that you couldn’t help yourself.

Good comments Mike!

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