In regards to the closing paragraph of letter writer Gerald Aleksy on May 18: "The governor keeps saying these draconian rules are determined by the scientists and the data. If this is true, then why doesn't he have the scientists step up to the podium and answer how science came up with these ridiculous rules."
Donald Trump has had the leading National Institutes of Health scientist speak almost daily, at length, to the American people since the president decided Americans were at risk. This renowned man is Dr. Anthony Fauci. He explained many times how these rules have been arrived at and also how and why the rules continue to fluctuate. Our newspapers and national + local TV news have as well, for nearly four months now.
This is another reason why it is so important to not rely on only one news source for information and definitely not "partisan" news media. WGN, ABC, NBC, CBS are all nonpartisan television stations that will give you unbiased news as well as up-to-date health and pandemic information. Scientists and doctors are on these channels every news cycle. These same stations have national news coverage at 5:30 p.m. that also relays nonpartisan coronavirus coverage. Our own Daily Herald has done a fine job laying out the whys and wherefores so that the average American reader can understand just how threatening and dangerous COVID-19 is. We elect our leaders to Lead. That is exactly what J.B. is doing. Some people may not agree with following science and data in order to survive this, but the majority do and will follow the rules.
I encourage you to broaden your scope of knowledge about something that might kill you by enlarging the resources you are using to collect that knowledge.
P. Denise Israel