This editorial appeared in the Press-Republican on Sept. 15:
PLATTSBURGH — Anyone who wants to help bolster the local economy can easily do so by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask and avoiding large crowds.
These are all the steps that help us combat COVID-19, which has been responsible for serious damage to the economy in many ways as well as our health.
Ending the pandemic certainly is important for the health and safety of us all, but it will also be a major key in rebuilding the economic landscape.
During the past 18 months, we’ve seen businesses close, workers furloughed, staffing shortages galore, a shortage of goods and rising prices on some commodities.
The economic damage rivals the health damage and it all adds up to a bleak situation.
Not to mention, our social lives have been negatively affected, and it seems to…