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Letter to the Editor

Better cautious than dead

Jim Kayton
Posted 5/10/22

Fremont Center

To the editor:

With the next strain of Covid on the rise, Sullivan County’s overall vaccination rate at just 61% and masking on the decline, the following quote reenforced …

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Letter to the Editor

Better cautious than dead

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Fremont Center

To the editor:

With the next strain of Covid on the rise, Sullivan County’s overall vaccination rate at just 61% and masking on the decline, the following quote reenforced my belief that masking is easy, safe and effective.

“The big game changer in how this wave plays out is human behavior. There is now a huge body of evidence that proves that mask wearing helps slow the spread of COVID-19... I wear a mask every time I enter an indoor public place, from the supermarket to an airplane. Life can go on, but you need to be smart about it.” - Maureen Miller, professor of epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, on ABC News.

My wife and I have worn KN95 or N95 masks in indoor public venues and steered clear of crowds since the pandemic began, even though we have been sneered at, stared at, and supported by more than a few people. Further, we are vaccinated and twice boosted, with the only “reaction” a sore arm. Better cautious than dead, I say.

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