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COVID-19 Back to Work Date

To: Governor Cooper's Press Office



Thu, May 7 at 10:48 AM Governor Roy Cooper,


Please do not succumb to the rallies for to go back to work too soon and too quickly. It would be prudent to wait to see at least 14 days after Georgia and South Carolina re-open and analyze the results thoroughly. I thought our agreement with you from your own words is that you would wait for the curve of cases to turn down 14 consecutive days. On about May 6 or so we had over 500 new COVID-19 new cases, the highest to date we had recorded in one 24- hour period.


I do not see any dramatic downturn in our numbers and thought the government must see a substantial downturn in the curve which is now lacking before returning to work. Lives of parents, children, grand-parents, pets and loved ones are potentially being potentially placed in hazardous conditions and maybe irreversible. Don't jump the gun and then have to reverse your decision as many others will die and their lives are in your hands and your decision alone, not Trump, have put their souls iin your heart-felt hands. Have faith in yourself and the co-workers who work in the shadows and let you shine at what you do best. The news gets given worse when we recently heard from a hospital in California that the COD-19 strain has mutated and maybe stronger and more easily transferred from person to person unknowingly.


I am a stanch believer in you and hope my vote for you in the last term helped to elect you into the office and overcame a strong rival. Dr. Fauci has the knowledge to give you the best advice and the CDC. I am sure you are aware of the phrases that "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" and "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— / I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost wrote more romantic poems than the Russians! Lead your people that have entrusted you down the less traveled path and I am confident your success will be met with rewards beyond your belief.


My Mother, Rozelle, always wanted me to become a lawyer and if I had, I would put my every effort into a case of The People vs. President Trump, John Doe, et. al. for conspiring to create a situation to put American Citizens in obvious danger of death. When one person is denied justice, we have essentially denied justice to all. Today, is a day for me like a day before a death row inmate is being put to death intentionally and now we face this one decision will put many thousands or hundreds of thousands of people to death and we are not standing strong and proud but weak and in disbelief in our own government.


Pray before you make this decision.


Ralph B. Harrell

NC Resident


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(Mirador is the name of my dog, and also the name of the estate of Nancy Astor who was the first woman to be in English Parliament even though her home life was in turmoil, she learned to overcome and become a leader. In English,


it means looking forward with an extensive outlook; in Spanish it means from mirar "to look at", and back to Latin mīrārī "to be surprised, look with wonder at". For those in need of strength refer to Jeremiah 11:29:


For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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