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Radio host should set the record straight

Editorial by Seth Dukes


 Each Monday and Tuesday, I listen to the local radio station from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The host of the show that’s on during that time slot is obviously against the steps being taken to contain COVID-19, and he is certainly entitled to have that opinion. He’s also entitled to discuss that opinion with his listening audience.

 However, he should not spread misinformation.

 “…Death rates are down so much so that the Center for Disease Control says that we are now below, BELOW pandemic levels,” the host said in last Tuesday’s episode.