These are times that try men’s souls. How many more need to die before this pandemic ends. The ones among us who deny the existence of the COVID virus, the ones among us who believe a medication used to kill parasites will kill a virus and those among us who exercise their right not to be vaccinated and to infect their children and grandchildren: do they forget that with rights comes responsibility?

I wonder if these are the same people who profess to follow the mandate of loving their neighbor? If so, they must be proud to share the COVID virus. They can deny the existence of the virus, but it is real. They can deny the existence of gravity; it is real.

Thank God this is America; all of us have the right to be uninformed, mis- informed and not care for the common good. All of us must do better.

Erroll Mattox