Letter about Fillmore County’s claim to shame…
To the Editor,
Last week the New York Times said that Fillmore County, Minn., is the hotspot for COVID in the United States. That is some claim to fame. We weren’t mentioned for our beautiful countryside or for our kind people, but for something dark and avoidable. We have had the most COVID cases per capita in the entire United States… which I will remind you has the highest number of cases in the entire world.
I have underlying conditions and am very careful about following safety protocols, but I am astounded by the lack of face masks everywhere I go here.
I’m not sure how accurate these anecdotal stories are, but I heard there was a recent wedding in Greenleafton and 71 people contracted COVID there, and a funeral in Harmony where 21 people caught COVID. I also heard the numbers are high in our schools and there is a rumor that the football players in the high school are not getting tested because they don’t want games canceled.
Everyone I know that has gotten breakthrough infections have been horribly sick, but because they were vaccinated, they survived and none went to the hospital.
There are FACTS out there, folks. The vaccine has been administered to many millions of people in the world, IT IS SAFE!
At least wear a mask and care about your neighbors. I don’t understand what the big deal is.
Come on neighbors, be responsible and do the right thing. This will never end until you do.