Your Sept. 1 editorial, "The least of us", shouldn't have been necessary in a state that prides itself as being in the Bible Belt and being "pro-life". Luke 16:19-31 covers this subject very well as Jesus talks about "trickle down" in its basic form. At the end, where the rich man implores Abraham to send the beggar to warn his five brothers so they don't end up in hell like him, Abraham says, "If they don't listen to Moses and the prophets, they won't to listen to someone who returns from the dead."
I have read a number of accounts of people who were dying with COVID-19 and they want to warn others of the seriousness of it. Some of these were "anti-vaxxers" and "anti-maskers" before contracting it themselves. They won't listen to Dr. Fauci and other experts as well as the CDC, so why would they listen to someone on a ventilator?
Republican gadfly Steve Flowers also had a column in today's paper, telling us he had attended the Trump rally a few days ago. I saw no mention of the virus in his comments, which was full of praise for many of those in attendance. Some estimated the attendance at 45,000. When they began talking about this planned gathering and virus "super-spreader" event, I wondered if any state officials were warning against it. Now, it seems as if most were in attendance. He praised the lieutenant governor for bringing his young sons, which should have resulted in charges of child endangerment.