LETTER: Incompetent president was not prepared for the coronavirus

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How is it possible? In the richest country, despite four months of warnings at the federal level, West Virginia dentists still can’t reopen because they don’t have adequate personal protective equipment and masks. Meanwhile, the feds turned down an offer by a U.S. manufacturer to make millions of N95 masks.

It is clearly the malignant incompetence and bullheaded refusal at the White House to coordinate provision of adequate supplies to the states. Disbanding the pandemic office, inadequate supplies, inadequate testing, first in the number of deaths in the world: This is what you get when you elect amateurs with no experience in governing.

Make America great? As columnist Timothy Egan said, this White House can’t even get enough cotton swabs and 75-cent masks.

Robin L. Godfrey


Funerals for Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Adams, Mary - 1 p.m., Ohio Valley Memorial Gardens.

Bibbee, Naomi - 1:15 p.m., procession to leave O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Bordenet, Effie - 2 p.m., Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

Dorsey, Charles - 11 a.m., Ravenswood Cemetery, Ravenswood; also streaming live, see obituary.

Evans Jr., Frank - 1 p.m., St. Timothy Lutheran Church.

Fleck, Rosia - 2 p.m., Britton Cemetery, Charleston.

Fox, Helen - 2:15 p.m., Beech Grove Cemetery, Eleanor.

Hedrick, William - 1 p.m., Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Johnson, Barry - Noon, Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Mathes, Helen - 1 p.m., Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.

McClure, Karen - 11 a.m., East Lawn Cemetery, Canvas.

Mikeal, Chelsea - 1 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Parog, Drema - Noon, Mt. Tabor Church of God, St. Albans.