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Letter: COVID-19 restrictions have saved millions of lives worldwide

Dear editor, For the past 11 months, we have heard so much about the global pandemic and how people have been severely inconvenienced. Many are unemployed because of the restrictions.

Dear editor,

For the past 11 months, we have heard so much about the global pandemic and how people have been severely inconvenienced. Many are unemployed because of the restrictions.

I would like to take you back to when the first news reports came out about COVID-19. I remember hearing initial estimates about the spread of the virus and how projections stated as much as 60 per cent of the world’s population would become infected. I did the math at the time, listening also to the death rates, and if this figure was correct, 128 million people would die. That has thankfully not happened.

When you think about it, because you have not been able to get a haircut or eat in a restaurant for much of this time, more than 125 million people are alive who possibly wouldn’t be if we had done nothing to stem the spread of COVID-19. That’s worth mentioning and remembering.

Les Miller

1st Street NW

Airdrie 

 




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