Gov. Andrew Cuomo has threatened another shutdown if people don’t practice safety precautions. This is because last weekend crowds were spotted drinking without masks and not social distancing in Manhattan and in the Hamptons. Let me also mention the many protesters not wearing masks and not social distancing.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that COVID-19 has spread in various states around the country and we could have a more serious outbreak in the fall with a second wave. He says we need to follow common-sense health practices. This means social distancing, wearing masks, sometimes wearing gloves and carrying hand sanitizers.
Now I’m 71 and do practice these health precautions when I have to go shopping. My wife can’t go out for now since she has asthma and is a senior citizen herself and I do the shopping and the laundry and I am also working part time in Mineola. Those who don’t wear a mask endanger my life as well as my wife’s if I end up bringing home the virus because of careless people. So I applaud Gov. Cuomo for trying to prevent the spread of the virus.
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.