Letters to the Editor: Healthcare workers, Supportive Assistance League and others



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Letters to the Editor

Health workers

I was very disheartened when I read the article from November 21 on the abuse of health care workers.

First of all, and not the most important, where do people have fun telling professionals that they don’t know how to do their job? Medical professionals receive years of intensive training and continuing education throughout their careers.

Second, and still not the most important, where is the civility and respect from others who have sworn to help those in need? I was raised to recognize that the mission of doctors and nurses was to heal the sick and save lives.

Third, and for me certainly the most important, is the lack of compassion for people who are clearly overworked and stressed during this critical time. Having recently had a loved one who spent time in an intensive care unit, I have seen how much these people care and how hard they work and how much the difficult situations they face weigh on them. .

To Nurse Rikki and everyone in these areas, I apologize to anyone who is a jerk to you, and I express my undying gratitude for all that you do. We love you. Hold your head up, you are heroes without capes.

Curtis Stoddard, Eagle

Support Assistance League

Right now, our Ada County healthcare workers are on the front lines to fight the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that continues to spread throughout our city, state and nation. You are getting in the way of this virus – in this community and all around our state – in this unprecedented crisis. Our doctors, nurses, technicians, transporters, paramedics, pharmacists and all those who support patient care are up to the task and caring for our most vulnerable populations. Your dedication and commitment go far beyond our expectations.

Thank you – on behalf of everyone at Assistance League® in Boise – for the sacrifices you make, every day and especially during this pandemic. Your dedication, commitment and courage deserve our deepest gratitude and admiration. Your patient service saves countless lives and makes thousands of differences. For our part, our organization has reinstated the obligation to wear a mask when working or shopping in our establishment in Garden City. Our mission is to transform lives and strengthen our community. This is a small drawback in the scope of efforts to protect our community, our healthcare workers, and curb the spread of the virus.

Finally, to express our appreciation and gratitude for our everyday heroes, we would like to invite you to our thrift store in Garden City. We have a lot of special promotions for the holidays. We want you to know that every dollar you spend on the thrift store goes back to the community to help over 22,000 underserved youth in Ada County.

With our deepest gratitude, we thank you for all that you have done, are doing and will continue to do as the battle continues to control this pandemic.

Lynn Mounier, Boise

thanks for the help

This afternoon my husband and child were in a car accident in downtown Boise. Fortunately, neither they nor the woman they collided with were seriously injured. And within minutes of the crash, there was kindness around every turn.

The first thing my husband remembers is that a Good Samaritan called 911 and checked to see if everyone was okay. An employee of the downtown Y ran with blankets to keep them warm on this cold and humid afternoon. In a nearby parking lot, a mother and her children were loading their minivan, but instead of leaving, they made room for my shocked and scared daughter, keeping her warm and comforted while my husband faced the aftermath. and until I can get there.

Tonight we talked about first responders. How calm and knowledgeable they were, their demeanor calming everyone down. I don’t know any of the names of these people, which is almost unreal to me as each will always be important to my family. So I share my thanks here, in the hope that they can see it, and as a reminder to all reading this of the kindness all around us. Happy Thanksgiving.

Marie Kellner, Boise

Foundation for Government Accountability

Regarding the Hailey Holik opinion piece on Tuesday: Idaho has headed in the right direction economically – boy, what a blatant partisan puff piece for Governor Little. As I usually do whenever I read something that seems questionable, I researched Ms. Holik’s references to the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), which claims to be a non-partisan, purpose-driven organization. nonprofit protecting the American dream. FGA is a right-wing advocacy group founded in 2011 and based in Naples, Florida.

A member of the State Policy Network (SPN), FGA is part of a network of state pressure groups that call themselves “think tanks” and run a right-wing agenda in state houses across the country. national. The FGA’s legislative agenda is a carbon copy of our own Idaho Freedom Foundation: pro-big business, anti-healthcare, anti-education, anti-worker, anti-family, anti-voter rights, and pro the big lie that there is vast electoral fraud in our country.

The FGA website opening story, for example, accuses BIDEN Stamps (food stamps) of single-handedly keeping working mothers out of the workforce and driving inflation up. Truly? Impartial? How about a lack of child care? Considering her pursed lips, I have to wonder if Mrs Holik had as much trouble writing her opinion as I did reading it.

Tom Voccola, Boise


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