Letter to the editor: Health board is pandering


The “Big Lie” has come to the local level here in Douglas County. The new “Douglas County Board of Health” President Beneveneto says: “This board is not considering ideological viewpoints.”

Say, what?? How dumb does this guy think we are out here!

The board’s actions are purely ideological, actually political, pandering to the screaming minority. The majority of residents are quite willing to endure mask wearing for their children for the good of the community.

When did personal freedom “trump” personal accountability? They go hand in hand.

There is not a shred of evidence that masks harm kids. There is copious evidence that masks reduce illness and transmission of disease.

I have no problem going to a Douglas County (only) health department, but the constitution of this board is blatantly ideological. Just look at the makeup ... one clinician out of five. What are the credentials of Thomas and Teal, for example? This is not a job for amateurs and political operatives. They should stick to fixing roads and zoning matters.

By the way, I have not yet heard any quote from the one doctor on the board. We only here from Thomas and Benveneto. Wonder why?

Scott Bridgford

Highlands Ranch


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