This letter is in response to “Mask Requirement For Early Voting.” Since Shelly could be male or female I will say Mr./Ms. Sherman. Come to think of it my name could too and I’m male. At any rate, I am 100% in agreement with you. I simply do not understand why people would choose to risk the health of themselves or others.
I lost one of my best friends in the world in April of 2020 to COVID, and while I have never dressed in black and walked the hills and mindless grief and mourning, I still miss him terribly. Rest in Peace, Bill. I contracted COVID in April of 2020, although I was fortunately asymptomatic. I wish anyone who does not choose to wear a mask knew what it is like to go to sleep and wonder if you’ll wake up. My son was presumed positive and for a week sounded as if he belonged in a tuberculosis ward, although it suddenly cleared up.
Larry Penner, a frequent contributor to this page, feels the masks should come off. Here is the letter posted by him in this very publication. https://theislandnow.com/readers-write/readers-write-phase-in-maskless-rides-on-lirr/
I’m not in favor of wearing masks forever. But until we have beaten this disease back, everyone should wear masks. To those who don’t I say “shame on you.”