Amish Approach to Covid

  • Amish communities of thousands in Lancaster, PA chose to not lockdown and instead went on with life in 2020.
  • Their communities were infected by COVID but death rates were not any higher than other places.
  • They lived life normally, did not wear masks and stuck to their values and culture.

Calvin Lapp, an Amish Mennonite living in Lancaster, PA, told Sharyl Attkisson during an interview about the approach their community took with COVID.

“To shut down and say that we can’t go to church, we can’t get together with family, we can’t see our old people in the hospital, we got to quit working…. It’s going completely against everything that we believe in and you’re changing our culture completely in asking us to act like they wanted us to act the last year. We’re not going to do it.”

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