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Dr. Marty Brueggemann, chief medical officer at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, provides an update on hospitalizations and urges people to take COVID-19 precautions over Labor Day weekend during a news conference Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima, Wash.

To the editor -- To the deniers of the math and science. Based on my brother's experience with unemployment during the peak of COVID.

He was laid off during COVID and denied unemployment for a year due to a previous medical condition. I think the rule for those who refuse to protect those they work with or in the community they serve should be denied unemployment and any other medical or financial support until they can return to work.

YOU PLAY AROUND YOU PAY!

VERN COLLINS

Yakima