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Don’t panic over coronavirus

To the editor:

The rapid rising issue of the coronavirus has caused great panic in America. The innumerable unnecessary stocking of necessities is making the situation worse than it already is. Many people need to calm down and take a different stance on the issue.

Yes, the coronavirus is easier to get than the common flu. However, if necessary precautions are used, you will be safe from it. When going out in public use these precautions: wash your hands frequently, use your elbow to cough into, don’t touch your face, try to keep your distance from other individuals, and stay home if able.

I feel as if many people are not responding to the virus in a reasonable manner. Be cautious of the virus, but do not make it bigger than it already is.

Thomas McGrath

Suffolk