LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Together, we can beat coronavirus

Whatever happened to American exceptionalism?

During World War II, Rosie the Riveter churned out one B-24 Bomber per hour at the Willow Run Ford Plant in Michigan. The Detroit Chrysler Plant assembled nearly as many tanks as the entire Third Reich did during the war. Shipyards in San Francisco alone launched one seaworthy vessel every single day. American production armed our troops and the troops of our allies.

Not today. Today, we can’t even get enough masks to outfit our health care workers, much less for ourselves. We have not done nearly enough testing to adequately reopen our country. We have become pathetic.

The United States has 4% of the world’s population and 32% of its coronavirus cases. We have 4% of the world’s population and 28% virus-related deaths.

We used to be great, but ignorance at the helm has driven our country to the brink. It is time for Americans to take our country back. Not Republicans, not Democrats, but Americans.

Let’s stop letting ourselves be divided and make this happen. When Americans work together, we can do anything. We’ve done it before, and we will do it again.