Letters to the Editor — Feb. 14, 2021

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COVID cleanse
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the transit system was and is a possible spreader of COVID (“Fight over scrubways,” Feb. 11).

But City Council members and transit advocates know better. Really? I didn’t know they were infectious-disease experts. They should have been cleaning the trains way before this virus started.

My gym cleans the machines after every use, restaurants clean up after every patron and grocery stores have ample supply of sanitizer and wipes.

Politicians dismiss the cleaning as “hygiene theater” and note scientific evidence that COVID doesn’t spread easily over surfaces. That’s a laugh. Then why does the science tell us to constantly wash our hands and not touch your face? Remember, liberalism will get you killed.
Michael Appice
Westbury

Shove-l off
Well, I think the name Karen just got a reprieve (Maureen Callahan, “Smug lefty is holier than plow,” Feb. 10).

The new name for the lunatic fringe is Virginia, thanks to Virginia Heffernan, the most self-entitled and ungrateful person in recent memory (and there’s a long list of runners up).

There was absolutely no reason for her to write a column about a generous and thoughtful neighbor. Imagine having someone concerned enough about your safety and the safety of your children to plow your driveway. I guess to Virginia it’s some kind act of aggression.

All I can say is, Virginia, go back into your angry, entitled hole. I will thank the wonderful neighbor who went above and beyond for a fellow human ­being. God bless him and his family.
Jean Cole
Juno Beach, Fla.

‘Nazi aide’ justice
As a lawyer and a Jewish educator, I wanted to commend The Post for publishing an article (“ ‘Nazi aide’ faces trial,” Feb. 7) about a 95-year-old woman accused of being a secretary at a Nazi slave-labor camp where more than 60,000 prisoners were murdered.

These stories may seem like old news, but seeking justice should have no time limit.
Some may question: Why prosecute an “old lady” for what she may have done 70 years ago while she was a teenager? But she is alleged to have been a close aide to the SS commandant of the camp, so she had to know what murderous conduct went on.

The memory of the victims compels us to seek justice for atrocities of any kind, of any time and of any place.
Gerry Hecht
Danbury, Conn.

No LIRR mob ties
It is absolutely insulting and irresponsible for any media outlet to stir up some type of connection between actions of family members of railroad workers dating back to the 1980s and work-related accusations made today (“Does the LIRR Have a Mob Problem?” Editorial, Feb. 8).

Our organization and its approximately 3,500 members deliver each and every day on projects and storm recovery and now are being unfairly labeled in some delusional way as thugs connected to the mob.

Heroes moving heroes through a relentless pandemic deserve better as transportation workers then to be looped into a far-fetched laughable story.

Accused workers with estranged family relationships dating back decades deserve a fair process to defend their careers, and this type of ethnic stereotyping is unfair and, most importantly, inaccurate.

Let’s write about the historic work that has been achieved through a dedicated skilled workforce and save the drama for HBO.
Anthony Simon
General Chairperson, SMART Transportation Union
Babylon

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