Friday, September 03, 2021

Having a Wedding and Hiding COVID

Chasidic wedding - for illustration purposes only (WSJ)
Still in a lot of pain. Finding it hard focus. That said I would be remiss if I did not express my sincere sympathies for what those of you that live East Coast are going through it. Apparently there has never been anything like this in New York before. How sad it is that this happened at all – let alone that it happened just a few days before Rosh Hashana. 

Some of those areas are heavily populated with Orthodox Jews. My wife has a close friend that lives in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. She said that her entire basement is flooded. And on top of that her husband has contracted COVID. And he has co-morbidity! However, they were both double vaccinated and he has a mild case of the disease.

How did they get it? They attended an out of town wedding of the daughter of a friend of theirs. The mother had contracted COVID just before the wedding but didn’t tell anyone. She did not want to miss her daughter’s wedding.

I understand that not being able to attend a child’s wedding can be a pretty hard thing to swallow.  But her solution to the problem was pure unadulterated evil. How selfish it is to think only of yourself and thereby hurting people that came to the wedding unaware that she had it. Who knows how many people she infected by her silence?! And among those infected how many were not vaccinated?  How many of those got seriously ill, hospitalized and  possibly even died - God forbid! And what about children under 12 that are not yet eligible for the vaccine? Has she no conscience? 

Shame on her.