Letters to editor for Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

Letter writers
 |  Naples Daily News

COVID treatment like Trump’s for all?

When President Trump tested positive for COVID 19 with symptoms of fatigue, he was flown immediately to Walter Reed hospital.

There, a team of doctors, including specialists from Walter Reed and Johns Hopkins University administered the Regeneron cocktail, Remdisivir and other therapeutics. He was watched around the clock. He now says the virus is not serious and that “you will survive it.”

When people in Naples get COVID-19, they are told to stay home for two weeks to monitor their symptoms. If they become seriously ill and nearly unable to breathe, they are admitted to a hospital for treatment.

It seems the president’s immediate treatment and quick recovery suggests strongly that therapeutics should be used immediately for a positive recovery, especially in treatment of those at highest risk, especially the elderly, rather than making those people wait two weeks before treatment.

All Americans should receive treatment before it is too late. All risks of early treatment should be explained to the patient, and it should be the patient’s decision to proceed with early treatment or to wait two weeks.

Larry Hermalyn, North Naples

Reporting child abuse

It is a sad state of affairs to have to concede that those who should be sheltering, caring for, nurturing and protecting the children of the world are doing more harm than good in some instances. Considering the (Florida) Department of Children and Families, incompetent foster parents, clergy and Boy Scouts, where do people think their children could be safe?

That does not mention the things we don’t even know about yet. I’m sure there are many people in these cases who are doing their jobs properly and are embarrassed by the predators among them.

We need stricter placement rules for foster care and enough people to carry it out.

Shame on those who fudged on visits and did not report things they should have. Maybe if you reported things unable to get done, those powers-that-be would realize the need was desperate, and shame on them if they knew and shoved things under the rug.

Thanks for the article. Let’s make sure there is  more education out there on how to report child abuse.

When a perpetrator is in custody, there also should be some kind of punishment for those who stood by in a home and did nothing.

Pat Hedrich, Naples

Three Bonita candidates endorsed

We have three Bonita Springs City Council candidates who are well known and highly regarded in their districts: 

  • Shelley Anderson has lived in District 2 for 40 years and owns a local business.
  • Chris Corrie, a retired CPA, is a quick study and has served District 4 well since the March special election.
  • Fred Forbes, a registered architect and licensed engineer, has led the charge for controlled development and understands the complex water management and flood control issues the city faces.

All three of those candidates volunteer with local organizations and know their communities. Vote for Anderson, Corrie and Forbes. We need this team to lead our city!

Linda Schwartz, Bonita Springs

For Forbes for Bonita City Council

My wife and I have known our city councilman, Fred Forbes, since 2005. Fred is a professional architect and engineer with years of experience and wisdom. He has done great work for Bonita Springs and is an effective, proven leader as a councilman and former fire commissioner.

Fred has saved our area millions of dollars by adding, evaluating and adjusting designs to the Imperial River Bridge and Interstate 75 sound barriers, and determining more cost-effective methods in our water clean-up and flooding plans. He also has assisted residents in navigating grants and low-interest mortgages to increase the height of their home foundations.

Due to his proven track record of success, I urge residents to re-elect Fred Forbes to the City Council, District 6.

Tom Ralston, Bonita Springs

For Danieli in Bonita Springs

We have known Mike Danieli for several years. Mike is well qualified and hardworking. His professional credentials combined with his ethical values make him our choice for Bonita Springs City Council District 6.

He will be a relentless advocate for our community. As others have accurately stated, he represents the future of Bonita Springs. Vote for Mike Danieli.

Al and Joanne Riccardi, Bonita Springs

A vote for Donalds for Congress

This message is about those running for Congress in Florida’s District 19. 

Let’s vote for our state representative with a proven track record of self-assurance, leadership, state of trust, and truth: Byron Donalds for Congress.

Ken Riceman, Naples

A vote for Banyai for Congress

Donalds’ opponent in the District 19 race, (FGCU political science instructor) Cindy Banyai is an expert in community development and government. I see in Banyai someone responsible, with well-balanced judgment. Banyai would work hard for the people of this community.

Catherine Hughes, Cape Coral

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