I don’t know about everyone else in the world but I’m mad as hell that I have to put my mask back on. I’ve gotten both shots, but I have an obligation as a citizen to do what I can to prevent the spread.

It is completely annoying that if more people had just gotten the vaccine this would not have happened! No, the COVID-19 vaccine is not perfect, but if 75-85 percent of the people that could have gotten the vaccine actually did get the vaccine, we all would be safer. There are people in hospitals around the country regretting not getting the shot. Some of them will die. Is the BS worth the chance of dying?

Also, I see parents protesting about children having to wear masks in Frederick County Schools. As a parent, you are supposed to do whatever you can to protect your children. Masks aren’t perfect but they help. When one of your children dies of COVID-19 it will be too late. I want to scream.

Ken Berkowitz

Walkersville

(13) comments

cleanrunoff

It seems that if it is a parents choice to have their kids not wear a mask at school, it should also be a parents choice to allow their kid to smoke at school. Can someone remind me why we don't allow smoking on school property? Based on the risks of 2nd hand smoke vs. contracting the virus from a lack of masking, I'm having trouble with the calculus. Does a one time exposure to second hand smoke typically put a person in the hospital, or kill them?

NewMarketParent

@cleanrunoff

Schools seem to enforce dress codes just fine. Ask any of the women who attended if they were ever asked to change because they wore something that was deemed too suggestive. You will hear story after story of dress codes being enforced.

Your logic is solid, but the people that won't understand it, don't want to understand it.

threecents

Yah, It could be part of the dress code. And I don't want to see any suggestive masks that will distract the boys...

mrnatural1

Great comparison cleanrunoff! One I haven't seen anywhere else. [thumbup][beam]

I'm waiting for a serious reply.

jth7100

Ken you are unfortunately suffering from rational thinking and understandable frustration. At some point, stupidity is intolerable.

Piedmontgardener

The people who treated this as an opportunity to divide us in the name of "freedom" aren't decent civic participants. Bottom line.

TrekMan

My Mom is 84, she got both Moderna shots last spring. She recently got Covid from others at the gym she goes to. Because she had the vaccine, her bout with Covid was just a mere cold. Had she not been vaccinated, it would have been much worse. Proof is everywhere that the vaccine works!

gabrielshorn2013

Agreed Ken [thumbup] We can alleviate ignorance with education, and assuage fear with courage. However, it seems like there is no fixing stupid.

NewMarketParent

Ken,

You speak for so many of us. A lot of us who have done everything we were supposed to do.

I have worn a mask everywhere. I have stayed inside my home with very little travel outside for an entire year.

I have gone an entire year without an oil change because I haven't even put 5K miles on my car.

I got my shots as soon as I was eligible. I still continued to mask and stay home.

My kids did a year of virtual school and it sucked big time, but that was the sacrifice for both them and for all of us.

The stupids are going to make us live this life in perpetuity.

Just Wondering

Ken, I am on your side. The human race just continues to amaze me sometimes. Some humans have very little logic. I especially don't understand the protesting of masks in school. I guess those people aren't watching the news. Florida has an increase in Pediatric Covid cases and several have died. I would think parents would want to protect their children, after all, younger children can't get the vaccine yet.

Dwasserba

When we adopted our daughter, went to the workshops, took classes, read books, I was adopted myself and learned stuff. I also realized what birthparents don’t get. I really didn’t need any visual aids.

NewMarketParent

@Dwasserba

How awesome of you to adopt someone. Good luck to you and your new family member!

threecents

Good LTE. The vaccines are not perfect, and the masks are not perfect, but together they are good enough to keep most businesses open and protect most people, but everyone has to buy in and do their part.

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