I was struck recently by two stories, within days of each other that show how the COVID pandemic has exposed the best and the worst in us. There is really no need to provide much more background information. We all know that COVID has closed businesses, kept us at home and even made us fear for our health and safety. We are all ready to try and move toward something that feels more like “normal,” as we reopen Kansas.

Dissatisfaction with the current situation led a group of people to the Topeka Capitol Building to protest Gov. Kelly and her stay at home order. It also led a few health care workers to the same location to protest the protesters.