Letter to the Editor - It did not have to be like this
Last updated 2/23/2021 at 8:47am
A half-million dead. 500,000 lives lost — mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives and children, too. What does the loss of so many lives look like?
There are 525,600 minutes in a year. That is one COVID death per minute, for almost an entire year.
It would be like losing half of the residents of the entire state of Montana. Half of our neighbors, friends and families.
Or losing all our U.S. Postal Service workers.
A half-million would equal all the public-school teachers in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Ne...