To the Editor:
Numbers versus common sense.
What a clever way to characterize science versus the gut, the common right-wing ploy used to discredit our pointy-headed scientists and expertise. And how disingenuous to morph "the politicians" into "Governor Pritzker"!
Without mitigation efforts, there can be very little doubt that DeKalb and other counties around Illinois would be suffering much higher numbers of coronavirus infection and death. That's not even a question of the science surrounding an unprecedentedly virulent and, in many cases, highly debilitating illness.
That's just plain common sense. One common-sense notion that comes to mind and that some people might be well served by is that just because something didn't happen, doesn't mean it couldn't have, can't or won't.
Common sense and numbers aren't at odds here. To suggest that they are is foolish, short-sighted, and already has proved fatal around the world.