Editor, The Beacon:

Do I have a right to feel safe after being double-vaccinated against a deadly virus?

Do I have a right to have dinner inside my favorite restaurant without fear of being exposed to a deadly virus?

Do I have a right to attend a wedding, baby shower, bar mitzvah, family funeral or reunion without fear of contracting a deadly virus?

Do I have a right to expect that children I love can go to school without being exposed to a deadly virus?

Do I have a right to take a needed vacation without first weighing the risks of exposure to a deadly virus?

My quality of life has been seriously impacted by those who refuse to wear masks to prevent the spread of a deadly virus that has killed more than 600,000 Americans. They say it infringes on their right to not wear a mask.

What about the rights of those of us wearing masks in order to eradicate COVID-19 and its variants?

If you don’t want to wear a mask, then isolate yourself from the rest of us so you don’t violate our right to live without fear of contamination, illness and death.

To do otherwise is simply not fair.

Kathy Hersh



  1. It seems you are so well protected that the only thing you could do more is to wrap up in a body condom and hop about. Do the freedom of people with natural immunity stop where yours start? If you are so triple layer protected, how is it that you fear those that are not? Do you in fact discount the effectiveness of your oh so safe vaccine? Are you trying to say masks don’t work too? The hypocrisy in your statement is more infective than people moving about freely. If in fact you do decide to hop on the body condom boat, it is a great time to do it! I am sure Halloween stores abound with them as we speak! Best of luck, and please stop trying to create yet another social class of division. We have enough of that as is.


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