Voting in-person this election season is safe even with COVID-19

Original source: Tennessean

October 14, 2020

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In many corners of the country, Americans are being told in-person voting is dangerous because of the coronavirus. This is especially true, we hear, for senior citizens who are most at-risk of contracting the virus and suffering its gravest consequences.

To suggest voting in-person is a matter of life and death, as some argue, is simply naive and nonsensical. We should not be sacrificing our right to vote just because we are in the middle of a pandemic, especially during an election as consequential as this one.

We also need to remember that the COVID-19 situation is better now than it was six months ago. As new statistics reveal themselves, it has become clear that we are winning the battle, albeit gradually.

Read the full op-ed on Tennessean by Dr. Christine Hoffman is a practicing physician in Tennessee and a partner of the Job Creators Network Foundation. She resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.