To the Editors:
The year of death is coming to a close. I lost four close friends this year. At my age it happens more frequently, and with COVID, even more so. We need to stand strong and do the right things. Our failure to mask up early and take precautions, like sterilizing rooms before we spend time in them, seemed like a “hassle” so a group, mostly excitable Republicans, decided that it wasn’t necessary. That killed two of my four friends.