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By Bonnie Ewoldt
Sentinel-News contributor 

Don't let the emergency declarations become the emergency


May 7, 2020

By Bonnie Ewoldt

Although it seems like a lifetime ago, we've only been at war with the invisible enemy – the COVID-19 virus – for a couple of months. Earliest reports of the novel coronavirus were horrendous – the disease is extremely contagious, and suffering will be unbearable. Americans were told millions would be infected, and hundreds of thousands would die. Terrified, we panicked, and in a matter of days our freedoms were severely curtailed. Life as we knew it ceased to exist.

Suddenly, with little warning, schools closed, sports ended and concerts grew silent. We were forbidden to eat out or...

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