Recovered From COVID-19? Save a Life!

You may also like...

5 Responses

  1. Alex says:

    Has the FDA approved this treatment?
    This is cold comfort to those 1000+ families sitting shiva because some communities were late to institute social distancing. True הכרת הטוב goes to the rabbonim in Bergen and Passaic counties, among others, who clamped down quickly and decisively כאיש אחד בלב אחד to stop the spread.

    • Bob Miller says:

      It’s hard to weigh the various kinds of proximity against one another, but packed commuter trains and subways, and their stations, were ideal places for the virus to spread. This complicates the matter of assigning causes. Do you have stats for Bergen and Passaic county commuters using mass transit?

  2. Dovid says:

    Alex – your reply reminded me of an Op-Ed some years back where the writer opined that the Israeli humanitarian efforts to assist Haiti after the earthquake were meaningless because the settlements were still in existence.

    Also, are you suggesting that the individual Chasidim who have donated plasma are guilty of something?

  3. Alex says:

    There is no comparison.
    Closing shuls and yeshivos stopped many people from becoming infected.
    Those communities that B”H quickly instituted social distancing and “work-from-home” rabbinic mandates saw much lower rates of infection and fatalities r”l. This is what we should be cheering. (Yes many Bergen and Passaic residents -large majority of whom work in general society – commute on crowded trains and buses. )

    Should we cheer late social distancing orders, even if as a result some of those infected people in an act of kindness can now donate plasma in a hopeful but unproven solution? You could be correct that they would have been infected anyway.

    • Dovid says:

      “Should we cheer late social distancing orders ….?” No, never suggested it. Should we “boo” plasma donors because they are Chasidim? Sounds like you suggested it.

Pin It on Pinterest