Letter, Opinion

Why stop Covid reporting?

Dear Editor,

I can’t understand why Vermont will stop updating its Covid dashboard. Everything Health Commissioner Mark Levine says about this sounds dangerous and contradictory. How can the absence of daily Covid reports when Covid is on the rise again be beneficial to our awareness of the dangers and spread of the disease?

Erin Petenko’s (VTDigger) daily reports have provided invaluable information about the spread and morbidity of the disease throughout Vermont. Levine seems to have lost his mind in making his latest decision to discontinue such helpful reports.

It makes me think Levine is under pressure from some unnamed right-wing political contingent to stop reporting on Covid’s devastating tallies. Please help me to understand.

Chard deNiord, Westminster West

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