Rick Sinnott had it backward about the Mat-Su bringing COVID-19 to Anchorage (ADN commentary, April 25). While it is true that some people here do work in Anchorage, it is just as likely the virus was brought here by people living in Anchorage visiting the Mat-Su, because we were mostly open for business as usual.
The virus was first brought to population hubs like Anchorage via the airport, and from there it is spread as the populations intermingle. The Mat-Su has its own businesses that don’t require us to go to Anchorage for “shopping” or “playing.” Sinnott is a retired biologist, and he should know that disease is spread from those infected to those uninfected, not the other way around.
— Mike Maslyk
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