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We will judge government harshly if disease spreads

Today, New York and North California have empty streets. Tomorrow, that has to happen in Maui. History will judge Governor Ige and Mayor Victorino harshly if they allow the coronavirus to spread for another few days. The DOH says there are only 10 cases in Hawaii. No wonder, if less than 100 tests have been done. This cannot be the basis for political decisions. How much money can Maui make until a shutdown is forced on us by tragedy? Are a few days of revenue really worth killing hundreds of people, because we neglect to flatten the curve? Even Trump is beginning to understand epidemics. Shut down Maui now!

Chris Mentzel

Kihei