We have to protect ourselves when our leaders fail

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To the Editor:
When the pandemic really started taking off in the spring of this year, I wrote, as if prescient, for this site about Village officials not doing enough if anything at all, particularly when it came to limiting skin contact for those participating on athletic fields or courts.  Many days later, we saw them take action.And while it was too little too late for the time, so, now, do we see history repeating itself, with town squares being reopened in light of a virus raging across the Sunshine State, as it is throughout the country, with nearly or over 1,000 Villagers infected across three counties.But there is a “silver lining” having nothing whatsoever to do with state government or officials running The Villages.  While not highlighted in Village publications, Village softballers have not been immune from being infected with the virus. That is the bad news.  The good news is that through the leadership for each division of rec softball thinking independently of any government official, responsible steps have been undertaken in an attempt to curb the spread among its players, even canceling games and postponing season’s play for days.True, there are hand sanitizers and …

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