Letter: Could you be a super spreader?

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To the Editor:New evidence is showing that most people who get COVID-19 do not spread it to others. However, some people are disproportionate spreaders, the so-called "super spreaders." Could you be one of them?The evidence indicates that super spreaders behave differently. They are the ones who say, "Give me a hug!" and fail to wear masks around others. Most of the time, these behaviors are okay ... until they are not. The problem is, one can be asymptomatic while still being contagious, so taking your own temperature does not mean that you are free to behave however you want.Which brings us to our schools. The most important thing we can do to help schools reopen is to keep the COVID-19 infection rate low in our community. By working together, we can accomplish this goal. However, if some of us behave like super spreaders and COVID-19 rates spike, the school year is doomed. Wear your mask, watch your distance, wash your hands. It is as simple as that.Please do your part to help us open up schools. Our kids are counting on us.Mark H. TashjianHeadmasterBurr and Burton Academy Manchester



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