This is in response to a letter from Philip Catron, "Gov. Hogan's divisiveness continues." Do you have clean water to drink, a means of waste disposal, a fire department and ambulance response service within minutes of an emergency? Did you contract diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, or chickenpox? I did not. I remember my mother literally dragging me screaming and pleading across the floor of the Health Department at that time in the basement of Winchester Hall for my vaccines. Thank you, mom.

Did you participate in mandated attendance to education facilities? Have you had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years? When was the last time you took an antibiotic? Did you use the entire prescription per the directions? Do you eat raw pork?

Did you read the column by Dr. Anita Sircar? (As a doctor, I’m running out of compassion for the unvaccinated)

Masks do work as a resistance to transmission like distancing and washing your hands. The virus is small enough to pass through most mask fabrics but it's usually attached to mucus that will not pass the fabric. Yes, messaging changes thanks to those refusing to resist transmission providing hosts for the virus to mutate; seventh grade, 10th grade and college biology.

My parents were part of the greatest generation, growing up during the Great Depression. My father and uncle were veterans. Americans.

Thank you, Gov. Hogan, our previous governors, state and local health departments, NIH and WHO.

We've been invaded again. It's not readily visible but identified. Resistance to aiding and abetting is not an inconvenience. Before any other designation, I'm an American, vaccinated, mask wearing and looking forward to my booster.

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Ask someone who worked on the vaccine, they'll tell you that a booster isn't needed and is a joke. The CDC and FDA are also clapping back at Biden for pushing it. Plenty of people who have already had Covid shouldn't even be getting the vaccine based on their immunity being stringer than the vaccinated and their reactions to the vaccine are causing a lot of the issues that you hear about or should I say, dont hear about. Vaccine passports are stupid because the individual health needs as I have mentioned take precedent over some weak persons need to feel safe around others. Our health is none of your business, but if you want to overdose on booster shots please do. That's on you!


“The virus is small enough to pass through most mask fabrics but it's usually attached to mucus that will not pass the fabric.” Ew. I just read that part aloud to someone who wears disposable masks and then hangs it off the emergency brake handle as he exits the car or flips them onto a placemat on the kitchen table etc. on coming in then says, “it’s still good,” when I treat it like hazardous waste. Yeah I want to lunch where someone else’s virusy mucus has been and sure, why not wear it again and again, it’s still “good.” Everyone. Read this. Nope you can’t see virus. Infected people are actually victims of mucus. Now how do you feel about wearing a mask.


Scientists now think it mostly spreads through the air. Once it is on a surface, like a mask, it is mostly harmless, especially if it has been there a while, as most of the viruses don't survive very long.

Greg F

You can spray it with hydrogen peroxide to wet it and let it dry. That will sanitize it. Duke study supports it too.


Excellent letter.. Thank you for the rational thought.


Excellent LTE. It is unfathomable that some folks refuse to help themselves and their own family by getting the vaccine to stop the tsunami of this deadly virus. I hope they change their minds and get the shot before it is too late for them.


Ditto John Hale, Ditto...




Did you stop to realize that some people already had COVID nd the vaccine actually makes them very sick due to having a more harmful reaction and response to the vaccine? Believe in science? Ask someone who works on the vaccine or even a standard Dr. That's how vaccines work and a reason why not every single person should be forced to get a vaccine!

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