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Have something to say? Here's how to get in touch with your local officials, both on the national and state level.

 

U.S. Senate

Markey, Edward
202-224-2742
www.markey.senate.gov

Warren, Elizabeth
202-224-4543
www.warren.senate.gov

 

U.S. House of Representatives

Neal, Richard
202-225-5601
https://neal.house.gov/

 

State Senate

Hinds, Adam
617-722-1625
413-344-4561

 

State Representative

Barrett, John
617-722-2305
 
Farley-Bouvier, Tricia
Tricia.Farley-Bouvier@mahouse.gov
617-722-2240
413-442-4300
 
Mark, Paul
Paul.Mark@mahouse.gov
617-722-2692
413-464-5635

Pignatelly, William 'Smitty'
rep.smitty@mahouse.gov
617-722-2017
413-637-0015
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Letter: Coronavirus Tests Only for Those in the 'Big Club'

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

George Carlin once joked, "It's a big club and you ain't in it." The rich and powerful have access to things that you and I do not. A few years ago, I saw an advertisements on television about the shingles shot. The ad recommended that if you were over a certain age, that you were at risk and that you should get the shot. I went to my health-care provider who said because I had not reached the age of 60, I could not get it. I got shingles within a year.

Now you have to be in that big club that you ain't in to get a coronavirus test. Ordinary folks like you or me cannot get tested. But if we were NBA basketball players, movie stars, royalty, or a politician we get to cut to the head of the line. You don't even have to show symptoms. The entire Utah Jazz team was tested and most didn't have symptoms.

Of course, when those that are connected want a test, they get it. U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley recently announced that she tested negative for coronavirus after experiencing flu-like symptoms — that's all it took to get a test, flu-like symptoms. There were many others in Congress that got the test after allegedly being exposed to someone who had it, but who exhibited few if any the symptoms themselves: Lindsey Graham, Matt Gaetz, John Yarmuth, Mitt Romney, Katie Porter, Vicente Gonzalez, Lizzie Fletcher.

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