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Letter to the Observer: Stop panicking and preparing for WW3


On my usual weekly trip to Target and Albertsons on NM 528 and Ridgecrest, I was appalled by the people hoarding and stockpiling food and everyday items due to the coronavirus.

I have never been so disgusted by the actions of our fellow community members. What ever happened to the sense of community, decency, treat your fellow man/woman as you would yourself?

The “I got mine, screw you” attitude will be our downfall. Not very Christian, in my humble opinion.

All of you who seem to think you need 100 rolls of toilet paper, 80 pounds of potatoes, a cartload of canned vegetables, box upon box of Saltines and so on are an absolute disgrace to society.

This isn’t World War III. Try being rational, wash your hands and do as the CDC and our local government advises.

At least our governor is taking action and is ahead of the curve on this.

Stop the panic, people. It does no good whatsoever.

William Rehm

Rio Rancho