Regarding T he Facts’ editorial “Virus threat not enough reason to expand mail-in balloting” (7A, June 4): The arguments presented against expanding mail-in voting during the global pandemic were weak, short-sighted and displayed a cavalier attitude toward other people’s health and safety — not only voters’, but also poll workers’ safety.
Currently, there is no vaccine against the virus and it still is unknown whether, once infected and recovered, one can become infected again. Texas infection rates and hospitalizations have continued to rise to record levels. Yet, the governor has stated there are enough hospital beds. This is not a strategy for limiting infection rate. (Wilmer Allman also pointed this out in his letter to the editor (June 19).) Who knows how high the numbers will be in July for runoffs, or certainly by November — the big presidential election? So, the fear of contracting COVID-19 during in-person voting is very real.