30-Day Writing Challenge — Entry Day 18


One Reason People are Still Dying

Robin Christine Honigsberg
1 min readOct 13, 2021


A narrow street with shops on both sides, filled with people dressed in warm-weather outfits, some wearing masks, some not wearing masks, with a large turqouise banner promoting how to keep safe from contracting the disease.
Photo by Xavi Cabrera on Unsplash

COVID-19 has killed more than 4,800,000 people worldwide, and the death toll is still rising unnecessarily for a few reasons.

During the Canadian second wave, my neighbourhood had the highest death rate in Quebec, and it was easy to figure out why.

The second wave hit around the same time as some of the Jewish holidays. While many Jews followed the new laws imposed because of Covid, many did not.

They ignored the laws and gathered with family and friends to celebrate the holidays, didn’t keep six feet from others, and some didn’t wear masks.

I wear my mask to walk the 20 paces to the building trash chute to get rid of my garbage and back.

The gas station across the street from my building only allowed five (5) people in at a time. Apparently, people in my neighbourhood can’t count to five.

The epitome of entitlement.




Robin Christine Honigsberg

Author of “Dysfunctional Me.” Associate Editor & Social Media Manager at wordswelljournal.org. Sensitive eccentric. Medium Editor-“AYOT.”