Veterans need our help to battle coronavirus

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Gov. Brad Little

America’s veterans have gone to war for centuries to protect us from enemies overseas.

They have endured loss of friends, loss of limbs, and loss of mental and emotional security to protect us.

Now our veterans need us.

They need us to protect them from a new enemy stealing lives right here in our state — the COVID-19 virus.

At least half of Idaho’s veterans are at-risk of serious health complications or death if they contract COVID-19.

Last week, we directed $2 million in federal relief dollars to help the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise battle a COVID-19 outbreak that is taking veterans’ lives and leaving them in isolation.

For the full story, see this week's print issue of the Mountain Home News.