Letter to the Editor: Take this true or false quiz

Friends,

Exercise in logic.

Please take the following True/False quiz:

Circle T (true) or F (false)

I believe in the admonition of Jesus “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

T

F

If I can protect my neighbors, family, friends from getting sick, I will do what is most effective even though the method would not be my preference.

T

F

I believe that I sometimes need help to figure out how to approach and solve a problem.

T

F

When I need help I try to seek advice from the person who knows the most about my problem.

T

F

If I have a clogged drain, I would call a plumber rather than a violinist.

T

F

If I have pneumonia, I would consult a doctor rather than an English teacher.

T

F

If I need information on how to combat a pandemic due to a deadly virus I would consult an epidemiologist with expertise in infectious disease, not one who specializes in preventing heart disease.

T

F

If I get sick with COVID I would seek the advice of my doctor, not my Senator or newscaster.

T

F

So what’s the point? The point is, we all want what is best for our families, neighbors, and friends. We don’t always agree on what is “best.” We live in a very complicated world. Not one of us has all of the information to answer all of the problems that confront us. Each of us have chosen occupations, professions, trades which we learn most about and in which we become most proficient. Let’s respect other people’s knowledge and use their expertise when it is greater than our own. We, in turn, will contribute our own skills to problems that we know most about. That is the only way we can exist in community. Right now the corona virus is the enemy. Don’t let it cause us to make enemies of each other. Science and scientists are on our side! We need their skills and evidence based knowledge to win the battle against this deadly virus.

Dr. Barbara Lukert

Westwood, Kan.

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