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Leadership needed

State Sen. Jake Corman was quick to take a victory dance after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the Wolf administration’s mask mandate for schools a few weeks ago. Corman was one of those who challenged the governor on the mandate to begin with.

But if Corman does not follow up with very public leadership on fighting COVID-19, he will have won the battle but lost the war. As we keep learning from this newspaper, COVID cases are on the rise and I believe one of the leading areas now is the 16823 zip code, where Corman lives and where he went to school.

It’s not enough for him to say that local school boards and parents should be the ones making the mask decisions; Corman should also be advocating not just for mask wearing and social distancing, but vaccinations for everyone. That’s leadership, and if Corman wants a chance at becoming governor of Pennsylvania, I believe he needs to exhibit more leadership.

THOMAZINE SHANAHAN

State College

Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

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