Editor,

In a May 7 Herald-Palladium letter to the editor, 69-year-old John Buursma complained our state elected officials as well as U.S. Rep. Fred Upton are signing his death warrant by trying to restart the economy. Mr. Buursma wants to delay opening the economy for another one or two weeks. I would be interested in seeing the data Mr. Buursma uses to conclude two more weeks produces a significant risk reduction for contracting the COVID-19 illness.