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Letter: Fear not

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Amid all the fears of dying of the coronavirus, my husband and thousands of others like him have died quietly in the past weeks of multiple issues that humans succumb to daily with little mention of fearing what took them away.

What are the statistics of how many in the world are dying every day of end-stage renal disease, or diabetes or COPD or congestive heart failure, or stroke, or cancer, or the complications of these and so many others that it would take pages to mention? Incurable diseases in many cases, and yet “just statistics” … and the world goes on without fear, and without as much as a misstep.

It has been said that there are 366 “Fear Not’s” in the Bible—one for every day of the year including Leap Year. Fear weakens the immune system and makes us more vulnerable to illness, and even death! We need not be foolish and take chances that may cause us to contract this horrible contagion; but, at the same time, we do not need to live in fear o...

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