National and local leaders and the media are bombarding us with facts and figures that are producing a COVID-19 paranoia that is overwhelming.

There is no need for the constant repetitious information that frightens and saddens people. They are taking over programs that would be uplifting and a respite from the trials and tribulations of our current situation.

Cut the briefings down. We do not need hourly breaking news.

— LaVona Farney, Rockford