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Letter to Editor

On the COVID-19 Pandemic

To the Editor:

The COVID-19 pandemic has killed many in the Greek-American community. I followed the wearing of the mask protocol when entering inside a 7/11, supermarket, bank, and a retail establishment. For those who are aware, the terrible 1918 pandemic, the Spanish flu killed 292,000 in the U.S. and 50 million worldwide. I commend Greek-Americans who are medical researchers for a COVID-19 vaccine. Those who are politicizing this deadly disease, who expressed their opinions in the paper, are suffering from TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) for which there is no cure!

John Vasilakos

Bethpage, NY

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