Editor,

When asked whether I am a Republican or a Democrat I answer that I like to think of myself as a “thinking Republican” or, as some might say, a moderate. I do not follow blindly, nor do I drink the Kool-Aid, and I am adamant in forming my own opinions. I wear a mask. I social distance and I wash my hands often. I do not see these as political issues but as health and medical issues. Being 79 years old, I certainly do not wish to become a COVID-19 statistic.