Letter to the Editor


I am writing in regards to Mary O’Keefe’s article titled “Test Positive With COVID? How to Respond” that appeared in the CV edition dated Dec. 30.

No offense, Mary, however the issue I have with this particular article is spreading the false pretense that these tests are free. (Please see the picture with the posters claiming “Free COVID 19 Testing.) This is false advertising at best and misleading.

Somewhere down the line, whether through raised taxes, inflation, gas taxes and the like, we will be paying for these “free” tests. You think the politicians that be who throw these kind of pleasantries around are going to help us out of their pockets?? Think again. So, why [the title of] TINSTAAFL and what in the world am I talking about?

A civics teacher taught this term TINSTAAFL in class. TINSTAAFL is the abbreviation of “There is no such thing as a free lunch” meaning nothing is ever really given away for free. So, be wary of hidden charges, motives and agendas. This applies to everything, as well as these “free” tests.

Just remember, the only free cheese is in the mousetrap.

Scottie Mitchell