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I've seen this before
September 29, 2020 2:10 pm

It’s called Communism

Answer
Reply to  I've seen this before
September 30, 2020 7:03 am

Believe me, you have no idea what is communism

Just wow
Reply to  I've seen this before
September 30, 2020 7:55 am

Just wow. The mayor is sending his personal heavy armed thugs at Jews for not complying with wearing a mask?! Looks like the modern day gestapo! This doesn’t age well…

Are people currently dropping dead in the streets? Are the hospitals getting overrun? What justifies this abuse of power?
Where’s the health emergency? Must be my kids got the sniffles! Quick call the cops…

Last edited 25 days ago by Just wow
Communism? Seriously?
Reply to  Just wow
September 30, 2020 10:21 am

Communism?

Seriously? I grew in a Communist country, you have no idea what you are talking about.

“his personal heavy armed thugs”?
This is the NYPD not his personal anything. It’s a shame that they have t waste their time handing out masks to people who can’t manage to put them on on their own. It’s a Hillul HaShem.

Calm down
Reply to  Just wow
September 30, 2020 10:28 am

The numbers are going up. Three middle aged men passed away last Friday night from Covid. No vents, no long stay just like that. What more do you need? This is for our benefit. Unfortunately people dont listen to the directives so this is the next step

Fake
Reply to  Calm down
September 30, 2020 3:32 pm

That was proven to be fake news. Just plain not true. Just a desire to spread fear in order to gain control. Even if it were true the masks didn’t did not help

Please
Reply to  I've seen this before
September 30, 2020 8:30 am

Please people, remember DON’T get tested. No reason to give them more fodder to destroy our businesses and shut our shuls and schools. There is nothing they can do if our case numbers don’t go up.

If you’re at high risk of complications from the virus, please ask your Dr to get treated right away from the onset of symptoms and save your life! Hydroxychloriquine and zinc work wonders!

May Hashem protect us from this government and the virus.

Last edited 25 days ago by Please
Dr Google beware
Reply to  Please
September 30, 2020 10:30 am

Not all people can take this medication especially those with heart issues and some people have cardiac issues and dont even know it. People need to be seen and evaluated before just popping pills.

Anonymous
Reply to  Dr Google beware
September 30, 2020 4:22 pm

I’m not Dr. Google. I personally know someone with a heart condition who was prescribed hydroxychloriquine for arthritis long before covid. When asked about risk for the heart the Dr. Said it’s safe… Maybe dosage matters? And low doses are safe for the heart? I don’t know…

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Hydroxy
Reply to  Anonymous
October 8, 2020 3:49 pm

I am currently on hydroxychloroquine for my rheumatoid arthritis, and it is considered a very safe drug in general. That being said, I have to get frequent echocardiograms to make sure that my heart is not affected by the drug. It does have a risk of cardiac effects, such as Q-T prolongation. This risk is heightened for people with pre-existing heart conditions. Therefore people should not just be popping pills- they should definitely speak to their doctors about the risk versus the benefit in their particular situation. This is especially since hydroxy is often being given together with azithromycin (Zithromax)… Read more »

Similar
Reply to  I've seen this before
September 30, 2020 11:28 am

Communism is when the government doesn’t allow people to work their own jobs or at their own pay and everyone gets the same amount of money or vouchers. They named it “unemployment”. When you are not allowed to work and the government decides how much money everyone gets that total government overreach!

correction
Reply to  Similar
September 30, 2020 6:16 pm

Except that communism forces everyone to work. If you are free, you get a minimum pay. If you are in prison, you work for free. There is no unemployment in communism, everyone is employed!

Masks
Reply to  I've seen this before
October 1, 2020 5:52 pm

I’m sorry, but it’s not called communism. It’s just called Crown Heightsers being reckless! The pandemic is not over, and we need to continue taking precautions against it! While I am not endorsing everything De Blasio does, he is doing the responsible thing by handing out masks!

A rule is a rule is a rule
September 29, 2020 2:14 pm

Whether you agree or disagree with wearing a mask (I hate wearing one!), we have to listen to the rules. We seem to be terrible at that, myself included. Lets not make any chilul Hashems and just do what we are asked.

Anash
Reply to  A rule is a rule is a rule
September 29, 2020 2:18 pm

A rule is not a legitimate rule when selectively enforced.

Two wrongs do not make a right
Reply to  Anash
September 30, 2020 9:35 am

Instead, in this case, two wrongs make a chillul Hashem!

Just wear your mask already, and fight the selective enforcement SEPARATELY, please.

That will show you are acting in good faith and with sincerity: a double kiddush Hashem. 🙂

Nope
Reply to  Two wrongs do not make a right
September 30, 2020 3:36 pm

Just stop breathing a bit. That’s all we’re asking. What kind of request is that?! Hashem created us with a need to fully inhale and exhale. Masks may not be imposed on anyone. It’s a crime and it’s damaging people’s health

masks
Reply to  A rule is a rule is a rule
September 29, 2020 2:23 pm

very well expressed,thank you ! it’s not about opinions, at this point it’s about Chillul Hashem.

Not so sure.
Reply to  masks
September 30, 2020 12:09 am

Not every time someone says boo does it mean you are risking a Chillul Hashem.

Actually not
Reply to  A rule is a rule is a rule
September 29, 2020 2:32 pm

There’s a time and place to stand up against tyranny. This is certainly one of them. No need to be sheep

if ppl listened
Reply to  Actually not
September 29, 2020 3:50 pm

hey if ppl would wear masks they wouldn’t have to start fineing ppl. here in Miami they don’t enforce much in the street but if you shop in a store and don’t have a mask store will get a fine or shut down why cant ppl just fallow rules and not all ways thinking they know better

Ok then get your school closed down
Reply to  Actually not
September 29, 2020 6:23 pm

Again whether you agree or not you don’t have the power to keep the schools and businesses open so just listen!

Anonymous
Reply to  Ok then get your school closed down
September 29, 2020 7:27 pm

The schools will be shut even if everyone wore a mask and social distanced as seen elsewhere, because all corona viruses spike in the fall. Don’t fool yourself. The mask is just an excuse to justify the lockdown.

Failing to wear a mask is not a clear statement
Reply to  Actually not
September 30, 2020 10:05 am

It could mean any number of things and is not clearly showing that you are solely “against tyranny.”

There are MUCH better ways to show you are outraged:
–organize a march just outside Gracie Mansion or City Hall;
–organize a deluge of phone calls to the mayor’s office;
–call a press conference and invite the press.

Or there are other ways to EFFECTIVELY communicate your opposition to tyranny.

But do it all with your mask on, please!

Last edited 24 days ago by Failing to wear a mask is not a clear statement
what??
Reply to  A rule is a rule is a rule
September 29, 2020 3:25 pm

sorry, but this is garbage. ITS AGAINST THE LAW. WE LIVE IN AMERICA NOT A COMMUNIST COUNTRY

crown heights
Reply to  what??
September 29, 2020 5:01 pm

Who said??
Now its a new law so we will all have to listen

Anonymous
Reply to  crown heights
September 29, 2020 7:30 pm

The mayor cannot override the constitution. The current ‘pandemic’ is a manufactured crisis that can end as soon as they start recommending early treatment of hydroxy and zinc.

If doctors can wear them all day why cant we....
Reply to  A rule is a rule is a rule
September 30, 2020 10:33 am

You are contagious before symptoms show up. The point is not to affect others. This is what saves lives. Is it not worth it to wear a mask to not give this deadly virus to others? What can be more important….Seems pretty basic and yet so many arguments

Nope
Reply to  If doctors can wear them all day why cant we....
September 30, 2020 3:41 pm

Doctors don’t wear masks all day. Just during surgeries.
Doctors may be more physically fit than me. I just know that I can’t wear a mask without gasping for breath.
Watch what you insist on because some people really can’t wear a mask safely

It’s about time!
September 29, 2020 2:25 pm

This has been enacted since pesach in Europe, no reason not to do it here as well. It disgusts and surprised me how we do not listen to the rules, Since a major element of our upbringing in Lubavitch is kabolas ol! You Still all have a lot of teshuva to be done!

Anonymous
Reply to  It’s about time!
September 29, 2020 3:08 pm

In Canada the mask lie is being strictly enforced and adhered to but the cases keep rising anyway… Bc masks are not designed to catch a virus and they don’t…
The mask lie is designed to mislead people into believing that they can avoid lockdowns if everyone wears a mask. But I have news for you. We will be locked down regardless. So enjoy whatever freedom you still have left while you can!

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One covid death in Montreal Anash
Reply to  Anonymous
September 29, 2020 4:44 pm

And how many in Crown Heights!!!!??????

Anonymous
Reply to  One covid death in Montreal Anash
September 29, 2020 7:34 pm

And how many in ch were murdered in the hospital from negligence or malpractice?
How many were saved with early use of hydroxy?

Are you sure?
Reply to  One covid death in Montreal Anash
September 30, 2020 2:08 am

Don’t think they we’re any deaths in the community because of the virus BH.

Re deaths
Reply to  One covid death in Montreal Anash
September 30, 2020 8:10 am

I encourage you to inform yourself re the concept of hospital malpractice and neglect before pointing fingers. It’s unfortunate like crazy! So many lives were taken – NOT due to covid bt those other reasons mentioned above.

how can you even compare
Reply to  One covid death in Montreal Anash
September 30, 2020 8:39 am

size of community is completely different
with exposure to constant guests from all over

but even more,
Purim time, pretty much no one from any community in the US, wore masks, because that was before it “hit”. In the many weeks people were very strict.

MTL
Reply to  One covid death in Montreal Anash
September 30, 2020 11:59 am

Did you mean “NOT one Covid death in Montreal”? A lot of people were sick, but as far as I know, the Chabad community didn’t have any covid deaths. The other communities did, however (Outremont, CSL…)

What I don’t understand is why they’re ticketing outside. Regulations in Montreal are if you’re outside, not in a crowd (read: demonstration, riot), you don’t have to wear a mask.

tovah
Reply to  Anonymous
September 30, 2020 4:58 am

the masks may not catch every virus, however, they do prevent droplets that contain the virus to pass from person to person and thereby decreasing significantly the spread of the virus.

Baloney
Reply to  tovah
September 30, 2020 3:46 pm

That’s the dogma that’s being repeated. And it doesn’t justify restricting people’s basic freedom to breathe.

A Canadian
Reply to  Anonymous
September 30, 2020 7:44 am

Unfortunatly many people don’t wear mask here tol
Dina DeMalchusa Dina

Anonymous
Reply to  It’s about time!
September 29, 2020 3:19 pm

Respect but suspect…
They don’t have our best interest at heart. We know it. They made it absolutely clear. You can stop believing them and following their ‘rules’. Or you will end up r”l like the holocaust

SHEEP
Reply to  It’s about time!
September 29, 2020 3:29 pm

ITS ONE THING A GOY OR A TH EHATING LIBERAL LEFT LISTENING TO THE ANTI-SEMETIC WAYS OF THIS MAYOR, BUT A FRUM YID SHOULD KNOW BETTER. START ACTING LIKE A REAL YID. THIS WHOLE COVID IS A SCAM. ONLY A FEW PEOPLE DIED BECAUSE OF IT AT THATS ACCORDING TO THE CDC ( ROUGHLY 6-10K) ITS A SCARE TACTIC FROM THE HATING LEFT HOPING THIS WILL DERAIL OUR GREAT PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM WINNING. NOTHING WILL STOP HIM!! HE WINS IN A LANDSLIDE. AND ACCORDING TO EVEN THE LEFT COVID IS OVER NOV 3. SO GROW UP AND TAKE YOUR HEADS… Read more »

tovah
Reply to  SHEEP
September 30, 2020 4:59 am

this post is misleading and incorrect.

@Sheep. What on earth are you saying here????
Reply to  SHEEP
September 30, 2020 7:22 am

I’m sorry but I think you’re delusional. A scam when great people like Rabbi Dukes, may he live and be well, was in ICU for months? A scam when we lost great people to this cruel virus the world over? A scam when people I know personally were told to come to the hospital to say goodbye to their husbands on more than one occasion bc the doctors didn’t think they’d pull through (BH most of them did but many of them are still unable to go home and are in rehab)? What’s wrong with you? Or were they all… Read more »

Re deaths
Reply to  @Sheep. What on earth are you saying here????
September 30, 2020 8:13 am

Read: hospital malpractice and neglect.
Wake up, sheeple

Many European countries don't have mask mandates
Reply to  It’s about time!
September 30, 2020 6:46 am

Many EU countries don’t have mask mandates and the morbidity rates seem to be no worse, and in some cases better, than those with mandatory mask wearing.

Ummm...
Reply to  It’s about time!
September 30, 2020 8:02 am

England only started with their mask rule in late July or early August. Before then people didn’t have to wear masks in stores. Obviously, stores were able to enforce it on their own, but it wasn’t a law. Get your facts straight.

Watch it be selectively enforced.
September 29, 2020 2:31 pm

Somehow they will only find Orthodox Jews to enforce this with. Hmm?

Agree
Reply to  Watch it be selectively enforced.
September 29, 2020 2:38 pm

They will find us but will distribute masks 🎭 for gentiles in the city parks … common, we all know it’s because our schools are only ones that operates in person and he targets us…Interesting that protesters were not fined or offered free masks and it was during covid with higher numbers of cases ….
tired… how much is the fine?

Crown heights
Reply to  Watch it be selectively enforced.
September 29, 2020 2:39 pm

Agree
Maybe they should enforce it on the black community

To crown heights
Reply to  Crown heights
September 29, 2020 3:08 pm

It you look around crown heights, you’ll see that most of the people wearing masks are the blacks and their kids (even little ones) and those who aren’t wearing are the yidden!

Hahaha
Reply to  To crown heights
September 29, 2020 6:15 pm

Hahaha 😂 I’m sorry to say but when In the beginning lol 😂 when a lot of us were dying in the community
Back in March and April
No black was wearing a mask Trust me
I live with blacks in my building and in my neighborhood.
Only recently they started wearing masks 😷 .
I’m sorry and this is facts!

Anonymous
Reply to  Crown heights
September 29, 2020 7:36 pm

Nah they will get punched in the nose😂. I’m starting to appreciate my freedom loving neighbors.

It’s about time!
Reply to  Watch it be selectively enforced.
September 29, 2020 2:40 pm

Yes, this is correct. We are the only group of people which blatantly and with a lot of chutzpah do not listen, it is disgusting behavior!!!!!

???
Reply to  It’s about time!
September 29, 2020 3:30 pm

LET THEM START WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. THEN NEXT ITS THE YELLOW STARS

Not true
Reply to  It’s about time!
September 29, 2020 3:45 pm

We just know that masks don’t help. Say it together. Masks. Don’t. Help. Masks make me feel sick. It makes me not able to breathe well. It’s not a chutzpah to choose breathing over following a stupid law that everyone knows doesn’t help.

To not true
Reply to  Not true
September 29, 2020 9:11 pm

I had the same breathing issue. Buy a mesh mask without a lining from shoehandy on Etsy. The best!

No thank you
Reply to  To not true
September 29, 2020 11:00 pm

So a mesh mask without a lining will keep everyone safe and keep allllll the germs away. Uh hu. Really now. So it’s all for show as long as it looks like we’re covered up. That doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. Is logic going out of style?!?!?

To not true
Reply to  No thank you
September 29, 2020 11:54 pm

Logic was never in style 😉. None of the covid restrictions make any sense. You’re right.

Last edited 25 days ago by To not true
Anonymous
Reply to  It’s about time!
September 29, 2020 7:41 pm

Well we also were singled out for attending a funeral where most wore masks. And then a week later this mayor showed up in solidarity to praise the thousands ‘protesting’ without masks. Clear double standard

Nope.
Reply to  It’s about time!
September 30, 2020 4:48 pm

We are not chutzpadik. We respectfully disagree and have science to back us up.

How much is the fine?
September 29, 2020 2:40 pm

Crime is high and no patrol around but for masks they have special units? Ridiculous

No, just typical
Reply to  How much is the fine?
September 29, 2020 5:50 pm

That’s the way it is here until we get some representation.

Anonymous
Reply to  No, just typical
September 29, 2020 7:19 pm

Impossible to get fair representation with the amount of election cheating/fraud going on in NYC. Remember the primaries? Missing candidate on the ballot, workers telling the voters who to vote for, names counted without the ballot ever being filled, etc… I hope the feds get involved

Sara Cohen
September 29, 2020 2:44 pm

Please make sure they go to bronx harlem ALL NEIGHBORHOODS.
Just coming to jewish neighborhood is not rules it anti semitic and cruel .
And we will not tolerate it.

Curious
September 29, 2020 2:56 pm

Which zipcodes?

Zip codes
Reply to  Curious
September 30, 2020 6:21 am

boro park and far rockaway and midwood and brighton beach and sheepshead bay and williamsburg and kew gardens and gravesend. Can remember them all

In the shower also?
September 29, 2020 3:02 pm

What are the specifics? When and where, etc???

Where masks needed
Reply to  In the shower also?
September 30, 2020 6:23 am

where among people who dont live with you you wear a mask

LOL
September 29, 2020 3:02 pm

Who exactly will enforce this rule >_< HAHAHA not the NYPD… they ain’t doing what this clown says ….

Berel
Reply to  LOL
September 29, 2020 3:36 pm

If only that were true (it isn’t)

Except when it's 'The Jews'
Reply to  LOL
September 29, 2020 5:51 pm

Then they do. It’s part of the irrational illness of anti semitism. They want to target the only people around who would not only not attack them but would actually support them just for doing what they were intended to do.

Last edited 25 days ago by Except when it's 'The Jews'
Not true
Reply to  Except when it's 'The Jews'
September 29, 2020 8:50 pm

Call the 71st precinct detective squad. They care. Thank them for getting so many guns off the streets recently. Ask them for help against this mayor. Remind them that we had their backs when Mr mayor threw them under the bus at the riots, and ask them if they can have our backs when the mayor wants to destroy our way of life by enforcing this illegal mask mandate on healthy people.

Last edited 25 days ago by Not true
No, Sorry
Reply to  Not true
September 29, 2020 10:40 pm

We’d actually have to see, in action, that ‘they care’ (as you word it) first. Way too much of a history of hard facts proving the opposite. As a long time resident in Crown Heights I can personally attest to that.

Lol
September 29, 2020 3:46 pm

I wonder who he’ll ask to enforce this—- the NYPD? That means you gotta fund them even more… look who loves this ” oppressive racist system”….dear old Bill himself 😉

It’s about time!
September 29, 2020 4:19 pm

A 1-and-a-half minute video tells me nothing. There appears to be solid evidence that some frum neighborhoods, as well as some non-Jewish neighborhoods, are experiencing higher-than-average rates of Covid infection. It’s up to the Jews in those neighborhoods to decide what Hashem wants them to do. I believe the most important mitzvah is to protect life, and the best way to protect life these days is to social-distance and wear masks. Whining about lax enforcement of these sensible rules against non-Jews is silly. Frum Jews must protect themselves and their families. If the city wants to help by reporting higher-than-average… Read more »

Anonymous
Reply to  It’s about time!
September 29, 2020 7:45 pm

Those Jews would rather get treated early with hydroxy for covid, if they ever get it, then wear a diaper on their face forever. It would save many more lives. Do we still live in a free country?

Last edited 25 days ago by Anonymous
Sonei Yisroel, Selective Policing
September 29, 2020 4:26 pm

We should wear masks where we can’t social distance- However this policing is known to be targeting the Jewish neighborhoods. There are so many people on the street, of all backgrounds NOT wearing masks. Video crews that were in Crown Heights on Shabbos for hours on Eastern Parkway were sitting all next to each other on a bench, two of them not wearing any masks. How ironic and hypocritical !?! The kaporos protestors descended Motzoei Shabbos, they were so many of them dressed to the nines with surgical protection and what not, as if they were getting ready for a… Read more »

Dr rosen is very pro wearing masks
September 29, 2020 4:40 pm

And as he is the community doctor that we all trust, we should follow. A note to remember is outdoors glasses can get fogged up and lead to (especially older) people falling and injuring themselves. So wear a mask indoors when you can’t social distance. It’s really not that hard.

Anonymous
Reply to  Dr rosen is very pro wearing masks
October 1, 2020 12:46 pm

Dr. Rosen said that u should wear a mask I dont know where u got that from, he is not going tell u not to wear a mask

Masks Don't Work!
September 29, 2020 5:17 pm

There is absolutely no Scientific Proof, and No Double blind Study was ever done to prove that Masks are at all effective, whatsoever, to prevent Covid-19

No one can show even 1 good study done on Covid-19 to prove that Masks actually are effective in preventing Covid-19

No such study exists.

Masks is only a theory.

And its an unproven theory.

Hydroxy
Reply to  Masks Don't Work!
September 30, 2020 1:50 am

There is also no peer-reviewed randomized double-blind study showing that this hydroxy shmoxy zinc gimmick works. You can’t have it both ways. Either do the science or do the voodoo.

Please
Reply to  Hydroxy
September 30, 2020 9:36 am

Sorry there is. 75% better outcome rate of covid for people in countries that use the chloriquine family medicine for malaria prevention. See Dr. Zelenko’s, Twitter feed, and Dr. Simone Gold and Dr. James Todaro for the numbers. And watch highly respected Dr. Harvey Risch interview with Mark Levin (who actually let’s him talk) I can’t post links and screen shots here.

Anecdotal
Reply to  Please
September 30, 2020 4:45 pm

All this is anecdotal. Show me real statistcal analysis of actual numbers in a a peer reviewed randomized double blind controlled study. Then we’ll talk. Meanwhile this hydroxy is all voodoo.

Masks were proven
Reply to  Masks Don't Work!
September 30, 2020 6:27 am

There were studies showing that with a mask you get exposed to a much lower viral load so you will get a milder case. It also stops spread of infected particles from someone infected to others

Anonymous
Reply to  Masks were proven
September 30, 2020 9:44 am

Sorry that makes no sense. Once you are infected your body reproduces the virus so your viral load goes up irrespective to how much you got exposed. The hydroxychloriquine when taken early with zinc allows the zinc to get absorbed in your cells and blocks the virus from multiplying, hence you’re viral load does not go up. People end up in the hospital when their immune response goes crazy (bc of the high viral load) and begins attacking the lung tissue. Which is why it takes a few days and why it’s crucial to treat right away, before the reaction… Read more »

Last edited 24 days ago by Anonymous
Just Wondering
September 29, 2020 5:21 pm

Will these ticket issuers be the same as the ones who target the Jewish neighborhoods for parking tickets? Or will it be other ‘law’ enforcers? Just wondering because seems to me the streets are going to get quite crowded..

Kop Doktar
September 29, 2020 5:31 pm

And they force us to wear seatbelts too! What chutzpah! What happened to freedom? Who gives them the right to tell me I must wear a seatbelts?! It’s uncomfortable and none of their business. Who asked them to care about my safety?! And they even force me to wear helmets when riding my bicycle! Communist!!!

I like this, well put
Reply to  Kop Doktar
September 29, 2020 6:25 pm

Issue is, seems like a lot of ch’ers believe in conspiracy theories. Starting to lose a lot of respect for ppl around here

Anonymous
Reply to  I like this, well put
September 29, 2020 7:57 pm

Conspiracy theories? The CDC says that cloth masks DON’T catch harmful particals in smoke from wildfires. The EPA says the size of those harmful particals are 0.4-0.7 microns, which is BIGGER than the size of the virus that the WHO says is only 0.1 micron. Got it? They disprove their own lies…
Which part of the above is a conspiracy?

Last edited 25 days ago by Anonymous
Wear paper masks
Reply to  Anonymous
September 30, 2020 6:29 am

paper masks are proven more effective than cloth masks

Disclaimer
Reply to  Wear paper masks
September 30, 2020 9:50 am

The disclaimer on the box of surgical masks says they don’t protect against covid

Hanhala
Reply to  I like this, well put
September 30, 2020 1:16 am

Guess they own mask factories
Someone is making a buck off all these masks!
Follow the money!
Masks bring them $$$$$$

Correct
Reply to  Kop Doktar
September 29, 2020 6:54 pm

As sarcastic as you are, you are somewhat correct. This is. America everyone has the ability to make their own choices

Dr Kop
Reply to  Correct
September 30, 2020 1:19 am

I choose not to wear a seat belt or a mask. Also no helmet on bike. It’s my choice. Don’t force me to do anything. I don’t need to wear clothes on public if I don’t want to. If it bothers you, don’t look!

Uh... in case you missed it
Reply to  Kop Doktar
September 29, 2020 7:00 pm

Masks do not catch virus particles. Got that?
Do you want them to mandate a chain link fence around your yard to solve the city’s mosquito problem because of zika?
It’s the equivalent nonsense.

Last edited 25 days ago by Uh... in case you missed it
Not a normal comparison
Reply to  Kop Doktar
September 29, 2020 8:33 pm

Does wearing seatbelts stop proper breathing? No. But wearing a mask does. I tried it out myself with an oxymeter. After wearing a mask for thirty minutes, my oxygen saturation was lower. So many people tell me that after wearing a mask they don’t feel well. We’re any studies done to ensure that mask wearing is one thousand percent safe for every single person?! I highly doubt that. Don’t compare

Hashem save us.
September 29, 2020 6:11 pm

if they cared about our lives they would give us HCQ.

Anonymous
Reply to  Hashem save us.
September 29, 2020 8:02 pm

The same hydroxy that the NIH, under Dr. Fauchi in 2005, published a study proving that it effectively treats corona viruses.
I guess they think we are all stupid. But the truth comes out

Last edited 25 days ago by Anonymous
Open Mic
Reply to  Hashem save us.
September 30, 2020 5:45 pm

It has been prove that ROASTED GINGER not only prevents COVID but also cures it. Inflammation is naturally reduced by ginger and roasting makes it more potent. Forget HCQ, just use GINGER. My family goes through pounds of it each week and NOT ONE got COVID. Friends that were sick started using ginger and in a few hours became much better!!! The drug companies don’t want us to know this!!! They wouldn’t be able to sell a vaccine if everyone knew this!!! WELL, NOW YOU KNOW!!!

DEFUND "Mask Patrols"! DEFUND DEBLAZIO!
September 29, 2020 7:17 pm

How many NEW hospitalizations???? Close to none? They are trying to scare us with the test positive “3% uptick” while the hospitals are being empty for months, without patients! Nurses are out of jobs!

Let them send those pocket news reporters to report about the empty hospitals! Let them report how COVID patients are being replaced by violent crime victims with bullet and knife wounds. What a garbage! OUTRAGE!

Tickets..
September 29, 2020 7:23 pm

Looks like shmuel munkes in 749 Eastern parkway is about to rack up a big tab

???
September 29, 2020 8:22 pm

I hear terms only referring to jews and jew schools and jew neighborhoods and jew synagogues and jew holidays
?!?!?!
well, no mention of churches, no mention of mosques, no mention of chatyas, no mention of agnostic gathering houses, no mention of socialist or communist or democratic or republican or independent gathering houses

“You play stupid games”
September 30, 2020 12:46 am

“You win stupid prizes”
If you’re not going to listen to the rules, whether you agree or not, then you may just have to suffer the consequences. That’s called life.

Sweet dreams
Reply to  “You play stupid games”
September 30, 2020 1:21 am

Sweet dreams that we are in control of what they plan for us next. They are slowly pushing us to give up more and more of our freedom so they can completely control us. The mask enforcement is just smokes and mirrors for what they plan to force on us next. This has nothing to do with a virus and everything to do with a revolution. They say so themselves! People wake up!

Call 311. Call all your elected officials until they are so tired of hearing from us that they’ll back down.

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Straight arrow
Reply to  “You play stupid games”
September 30, 2020 1:34 am

Except if you’re a violent criminal?

Then back out on the street you go to freely reoffend without a bail fine of course.

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How about gloves??
September 30, 2020 12:57 am

Am I the only one bothered by the officers handling the masks with their bare hands? Who knows where they went and what they touched before and I’m supposed to put on a mask they touch with their hands on my face? Irony irony!!

Peaceful protest now
September 30, 2020 1:01 am

Maybe we should protest then everything is permitted what a sick anti Semitic mayor

tickets?
September 30, 2020 1:06 am

seems the pictures show either pamphlets ro masks being given out, but that aside, how does one get a ticket? they ask you your name and address? yankel todros 706 eastern parkway…

Anonymous
September 30, 2020 1:47 am

Around purim time there was alot of
Yidden that died from covid19 did everyone forget

.

Anonymous
Reply to  Anonymous
September 30, 2020 9:59 am

Can you not read?!
No one forgot about the deaths and no one wants to wear pointless face diapers forever. It’s terrible for the environment! Clogging the ocean! Killing the whales! What a shandeh! Where are the environmental freaks when we need them?
People who took hydroxychloriquine and zinc right away didn’t die. And people who religiously wore masks and stayed home, far away from others still caught the virus. That’s the truth.

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Chilul Hashem
September 30, 2020 4:22 am

Our community’s behavior is appalling. I’m disgusted and ashamed.

Mask conspiracy
September 30, 2020 5:39 am

Yeah ,Masks make some ppl sick and it’s hard to wear. I agree. But how can u say masks dont help? If they didnt the entire country would be sick! Lockdowns are necessary too. As u see when they lift lockdowns and ppl aren’t careful with social distancing and mask in public when close to ppl. Then there is a spike in the virus. We obviously cant live in lockdown forever, but do what u can to social distance and keep healthy. Kinda shocked at how uncareful ppl are at weddings or at the store or in public! Plus if… Read more »

Anonymous
Reply to  Mask conspiracy
September 30, 2020 10:08 am

My dear. The numbers of new cases were going way down before the masks. That’s why they needed to think up something more to keep the panic going… Because?
They have an agenda…and it clearly is not about saving lives but controlling them…

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what is wrong with you all
September 30, 2020 7:20 am

In Western Australia we closed the border, had strict rules and no cases by community transmission in over 170 days.
Other states in Australia where rules were not followed resulted in a second wave. Unfortunately many elderly including yidden passed away.
This virus is no hoax. Thousands of yidden have died worldwide and the chutzpah I see in New York and Israel by those who disregard following the rules goes against everything Judaism stands for.
This is a wakeup call .Stop second and third waves of this terrible virus reeking havoc on our communities

big issue here is not the masks
Reply to  what is wrong with you all
September 30, 2020 8:50 am

but the fact that although many New Yorkers don’t wear masks, they target and say horrific disgusting things about Yidden-and one thing is for sure, they are not targeting us because they love us more than anything.
There will always be something to write about in vile ways about the Yidden. We’re the world’s favorite scapegoat.
Moshiah is coming so would advise them all urgently to do Teshuva about their hatred of Yidden.

Do you know for
September 30, 2020 8:22 am

How can someone say with a straight face he “KNOWS FOR SURE” that masks
and social distancing don’t help keep the virus down! Who can take acharayus
to say that… as a fact. And what happens if in your sureness – you are a bit wrong? Maybe it does help avoid infections – (a lot or even somewhat?) Isn’t it better to err on the side of caution than be freedom loving and maybe it spreads more? Who wants to spread.
Anyway, having to wear masks is child’s play compared to being forced to take
vaccines

Anonymous
Reply to  Do you know for
September 30, 2020 10:18 am

We will be forced to vaccinate regardless. Covid is just the excuse.

Anonymous
Reply to  Anonymous
September 30, 2020 5:45 pm

Like they already did with the flu shot so kids can go to school.

Anonymous
Reply to  Do you know for
September 30, 2020 10:23 am

The more we give in to the ‘rules’ the more power they have to shut our business forever until we starve and are completely dependant on them for food. Now we can still call them out for their lies and double standard. Once we rely on their mercy for food it’s over. They can force us to do whatever

Anonymous
Reply to  Anonymous
September 30, 2020 11:46 am

They are giving out masks in allcommunities. In March in Ch we had so many people die from the virus because people did not want to wear a mask and social distance I have breaching problems and ii wear a mask because Dr. Falci and CDC recommends us
to wear a mask

Anonymous
Reply to  Anonymous
September 30, 2020 2:57 pm

Which Dr Faucci? The first one who said originally that masks do nothing for the virus except make you feel good or the second Dr. Faucci who claimed it works?
I think he is schizophrenic. Or a politician.

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Really
Reply to  Do you know for
September 30, 2020 4:00 pm

Can you say with a straight face that wearing a mask won’t damage my bodily functions? Can you take responsibility if I faint ch “v because of lack of air? No you can’t. Stop playing the guilt trip when all people want to do is be able to breathe freely

Most of you are missing the point
September 30, 2020 8:35 am

The Torah says ונשמרתם מאד לנפשותיכם. Our Chachomim tell us that this includes listening to doctors’ advice. The doctors say wearing a mask reduces the risk of catching and transmitting the virus. So wear a mask! It’s not about politics, antisemitism, communism, or any other excuses people are using as smokescreens to support doing as they wish. We need to have the humility to do our Hishtadlus and trust in Hashem for the outcome. We don’t know why Hashem is putting us through such a difficult Nisayon. We’ll only find out when Moshiach comes; but in the meantime, following the… Read more »

We are in a pandemic and you STILL came to the US?
Reply to  Most of you are missing the point
September 30, 2020 11:32 am

Wow! If you believe in masks, aren’t you suppose to stay home? No potential WITH a mask to catch the virus? The mask is a billion percent virus protected? If the airports would close, the virus would have a less chance to “walk around” and YOU take a trip to US?! Gosh! Not to mention how did rabbi akivas students pass away? there was a plague and NO masks! They did not have respect and love for one another! No masks would have saved them since they did wrong and it was decreed by Hashem! Spirituality comes FIRST, NOT masks!

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Most of you are missing the point
Reply to  We are in a pandemic and you STILL came to the US?
September 30, 2020 3:12 pm

I don’t believe in masks, I believe in Hashem.
I had a significant reason to travel to the US, and I went with doctor’s approval.
The plague that struck Talmidei Rabi Akiva was a unique punishment for them; it seems that no one other than the Talmidim was affected. Obviously this pandemic is decreed by Hashem as well, but the reasons are unknown to us. Certainly we must increase in our love and respect for each other! However, I don’t see any way that masks and spirituality can be considered mutually exclusive.

Replying
Reply to  Most of you are missing the point
September 30, 2020 6:36 pm

I was discussing it with someone and said isn’t it odd that masks and social distance is strongly enforced and imposed. The goyim look upto us! We set the example. the Rebbe said if we do what we’re suppose to, the goyim WILL follow. The fact mask and social distance is here – perhaps we ARE separated from one another and thus Hashem brought the plague like rabbi akivas time… if we improve in our ahavas yisroel the plague wouldn’t have been here as, as well the second beis hamikdosh wouldnt have been destroyed. Think about it, our spiritual actions… Read more »

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Doesn't make sense
September 30, 2020 8:36 am

The CDC does not require wearing a mask outdoors as long as the 6 ft distance is applied. So they’re enforcing something that is not even mandatory by the law??????? I’m so confused!!!! And I can be fined for not complying???

Concerned in MA - not just Orthodox or CH
September 30, 2020 9:50 am

Major news providers have been posting about groups who were way in excess of the limits & not just in NY. A wedding in Maine – not Jewish – was not only violating the limits & social distancing & masks… it caused at least 7 deaths and multiple hefty fines for the venue which was enforced. Closer to home,police broke up a reception in Brooklyn late Friday night (again, not Jewish) of over 300 people ( law limits to 50) and slammed the venue with multiple hefty non negotiable fines. This is effecting a broad range of people. Too bad,… Read more »

Crown Heights Resident
September 30, 2020 11:00 am

At the end of the day, the fact that such patrols have begun in our community, are an indictment on us all. We as chabad chassidim are meant to be lamplighters in all respects and sadly we have failed miserably in being examples in how to deal with this pandemic. Sure, shules and smaller gatherings should go on, but it baffles me that we can’t wear masks and demonstrate a basic level of care for our fellow Jews and New Yorkers, like so many others do. Sad to say it, but the situation is starting to create a chillul hashem.

Mr. Paranoia
September 30, 2020 11:34 am

Look closer at the photographs!!! The police are handing out masks not giving tickets!!! You got to love this age of paranoia and narcissistic emotinalism.

not just in CH
September 30, 2020 12:40 pm

In Central Park (Manhattan) the police ride up and down and warn people about not social distancing and not wearing masks. They have been doing this for months. Everyone in Manhattan is wearing masks. Many, many other cities in the USA and around the world are fining people for not wearing masks. Why does CH think we should be treated any differently? You only have to wear a mask when you can’t social distance. Have you noticed anybody socially distancing on Kingston, or in any of the shuls, or anywhere in CH? In that case, you have to wear a… Read more »

other Jewish communities get it, why don't we?
September 30, 2020 3:15 pm

https://www.jta.org/2020/09/25/health/jewish-covid-19-second-wave-updates-positivity-rates-climb-in-orthodox-long-island?utm_source=JTA_Maropost&utm_campaign=JTA_DB&utm_medium=email&mpweb=1161-23284-29894

Hasidic rabbis in Brooklyn promote mask wearing. Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Alter, leader of the Ger Hasidic sect in Israel and America, encouraged his followers in New York to listen to the local community leaders and wear masks in public to avoid the shutdown of yeshivas, according to local news site BoroPark24. The site also posted a photo of Rabbi Mordechai David Unger, leader of the Bobov Hasidic sect, wearing a mask as well as a notice from Rabbi Baruch Meir Yaakov Shochet, head of the Stoliner Hasidic sect, requiring everyone who enters the Stoliner synagogue to wear a mask and maintain social distance.

Ok, If the Headline of this Article is True
September 30, 2020 5:47 pm

Then there’s some hope yet.

Crown Heightser
September 30, 2020 5:48 pm

Wear a mask!

Wear a seatbelt!

Wear a helmet!

And yes, we also must wear pants in public!

Enough with telling us what we must do!

I can wear or nor wear whatever I want!

I can decide not to wear pants too!

Do they give tickets if we don’t wear pants??!!

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