To the Editor:
First of all, congratulations on the 105th anniversary of Ethnikos Kirikas! My entire family has been reading the Greek daily for many years, and always appreciate the dedication and the hard work that goes into putting this newspaper in the hands of the Greek diaspora day after day.
I would also like to congratulate you on the continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. It is with a heavy heart that we all read the sad news of the passing of so many members of the community, but the information provided by the Greek doctors has been extremely helpful in putting the pandemic into perspective through facts and not hearsay.
In this difficult time, it is important to have a trusted source of information. I do believe that we will get through this together, but we have to be careful, especially the older generation who have other health problems.
It is not helpful to anyone to downplay the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic simply because your particular area has not been hard-hit. Count yourselves lucky that you have not experienced this virus in its most deadly form. I have lost dear friends and would not wish even a mild form of the illness on my worst enemy. It is not just a type of flu, as some are saying. It affects people in a variety of ways and those with health conditions are at particular risk. A friend of mine who has no other health problems tested positive in late March and is only just beginning to feel better. Now, he fears reinfection and spreading the illness to others without even knowing if he is still contagious or not. Hopefully, we will know more as the scientists learn more about this terrible virus.
Thank you for your continuing coverage and for the staff, keep up the good work!
Costas V. Perdikopoulos
San Diego, CA