Letters to the Editor



  1. This April 1, 2020 file photo shows the marquee for the Iowa Theater, closed in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, on John Wayne Drive in Winterset, Iowa. [CHARLIE NEIBERGALL  |  AP]
  2. Barriers have been placed along the sea wall at North Shore Park to keep people off the beach, on April 1, 2020 in St. Petersburg. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  3. An image from the Sunday, April 5, 2020, editorial page, where these letters ran. [Tampa Bay Times]
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  5. Broward County Mayor Dale Holness, left, speaks as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis listens during a news conference at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site in front of Hard Rock Stadium, March 30, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. [WILFREDO LEE  |  AP]
  6. In response to coronavirus outbreak, a tent has been set up as physicians test patients curbside that has been referred by Bayfront Physicians outside of BayFront Health St. Pete hospital on March 16, 2020 in St. Petersburg. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  7. In this image take from a Facebook live video Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne leads his congregation during a service Sunday, March 29, 2020 at The River at Tampa Bay Church in Tampa.  [Photo from Facebook]
  8. Two infantrymen sprint across the clearing in War Zone D where a U.S. battalion is trapped under automatic weapons fire from surrounding Viet Cong troops, 50 miles northeast of Saigon, Vietnam, on June 18, 1967.
  9. A couple wear masks as they walk along a coastal road in the neighborhood of La Jolla that is usually busy with tourists Thursday, March 26, 2020, in San Diego. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) [GREGORY BULL  |  AP]
  10. Few cars and pedestrians were seen on Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, March 27, 2020 at 10:30 am. Many businesses are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  11. Firefighters watch as colleagues work on a minor fire in an elevated subway station, March 24, 2020 in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio says police will be step in to enforce social distancing. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) [MARK LENNIHAN  |  AP]
  12. In this July 24, 2014, file photo, an inmate sits by a window at the mental health unit at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's Stockton Health Facility in Stockton, Calif. [RICH PEDRONCELLI  |  AP]
  1. Tyliyah Tolbert, 7, a second grader, on left, and her sister Zy'on-Maria Robinson, 4, wait as Destiny Marshall, office clerk, works to get a lap top all set up for Tyliyah at Campbell Park Elementary, on March 24, 2020 in St. Petersburg. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  2. Medical supplies are displayed before a news conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the Jacob Javits Center, March 23, 2020, in New York. New York City hospitals are just 10 days from running out of "really basic supplies," Mayor Bill de Blasio said late Sunday. [JOHN MINCHILLO  |  AP]
  3. A Pakistani boy wearing face mask as a precaution against COVID-19 offers Friday prayers with others at a local mosque in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Pakistan, March 20, 2020. [B.K. BANGASH  |  AP]
  4. The county will build the 500 million-gallon reservoir at a former mine east of Interstate 75 at Boyette and Overpass roads.
  5. A group of World War II veterans from Florida visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
  6. A public service announcement about coronavirus prevention is displayed on an electronic traffic message board as an ambulance travels northbound on Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway, March 19, 2020. [CHARLES REX ARBOGAST  |  AP]
  7. Registered phlebotomy technician Pam Graeff, left, and Cathy Green, APRN, right, prepare to do a drive-thru COVID-19 test at the BayCare Urgent Care in Carillon Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in St. Petersburg, FL.  [JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Times]
  8. An elderly couple walks down a hall of a nursing home in Pennsylvania. [MATT ROURKE  |  AP]
  9. Travelers wait in line to go through customs at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on March 14, 2020. [MICHAEL SADLER  |  AP]
  10. A view of the March Madness logo inside the Dayton Arena, March 13, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio. The coronavirus outbreak has abruptly roused the University of Dayton from its dream of a basketball season. [AARON DOSTER  |  AP]
  11. A man wearing a face mask walks past the gates of the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., on March 12, 2020. [CHARLES KRUPA  |  AP]
  12. Stock trader Thomas Lee works at the New York Stock Exchange, March 13, 2020. Stocks are opening sharply higher on Wall Street a day after the worst drop since 1987. [MARK LENNIHAN  |  AP]