Is Anyone Disposable?


The author of this essay is a rabbi who discusses what it is like to be in those vulnerable groups identified in this pandemic.

“Countless messages from my dentist, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and from my child’s playgroups tell me not to worry because it’s “only” chronically ill people and elders that are at risk of severe illness or death. More than one chronically ill friend has quipped: “Don’t they know sick and old people can read?”

I highly recommend reading the entire essay. I too am in this group and have felt the same that it is not great to hear how I am the most vulnerable and the odds are not good for me or my husband or my brother who has MS and resides in a Nursing Home. None of us is disposable.



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