Thou Shalt Wear A Mask

When God gave Moses the 10 Commandments, The 6th Commandment said, “Thou shalt not kill.” It didn’t specify, “Thou shalt not kill with a gun, knife, or a virus.” It just talked about how it was forbidden to murder.

I bring this up because I overheard a man applauding people, saying how he, “appreciated the fact that they aren’t wearing a mask.”

I wonder if this man would applaud like that while lying in his hospital deathbed, after being infected by coronavirus.

Somehow, I doubt it.

How many people will this man kill from not wearing protective gear?

How many others will die if they’re influenced by his telling them that its ok to not wear masks?

This following letter is for those who are continually spreading the coronavirus, keeping the epidemic going.

You are a murderer, yes you.

You, who don’t wear gloves and a mask, and for some reason, can’t keep a distance of six feet away from others.

In doing this, you’re not only attempting suicide, but also killing people. 

That’s right, you.

You, who tell others they have nothing to worry about, while encouraging them not to be careful.

How do you know they have nothing to worry about?
Are you a psychic?

Are you God?

How do you know their immune systems will handle it?

Even if you are right, and nothing will happen to them, some people don’t have symptoms and could still spread it to others with compromised immune systems and end up killing dozens of people.

What gives you this right to endanger someone?

What makes you think that the coronavirus isn’t hanging around the corner waiting just for you?

Oh, I know, you think it will never happen to you.

You think you’ll be fine.

Watch and see.

It will, I promise you.

Don’t be cool, take precautions and stay alive.

Otherwise there might be a hospital bed in your future…assuming they have space.

Anat Ghelber

About the Author
Anat Ghelber was born in Israel and moved to Texas when she was 13. She experienced anti-Semitism in public schools there. She moved to New York City when she was 20 and now has a B.S. in Psychology and Human Services and is pursuing a Master's Degree in Social Work. She started submitting articles to the Jewish Voice in 2016. In her free time she enjoys writing poems and also writes in her diary on a daily basis. She's also a certified Yoga teacher with 200 hours of training who teaches in a donation-based studio called Yoga to the People in New York City. Her favorite quote is from her mother, "Love isn't something that can be measured with a spoon."
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