While panic is setting in around the world, one Mennonite man in Mexico is not in the least bit concerned about the Corona virus.
“I’m immune,” says Mr. Ens. “I haven’t touched the stuff in forty years. Oh, sure, my cousin Harry offered me a sip back when we were teenagers, but I never got a taste for it. I’ve got no worries.”
Local church elders were equally unperturbed about the threat.
“I know our people and I know them well,” said Elder Wall. “They’re not drinkers. The Corona virus will not infect our Mennonite communities. Oh, sure, there are a few who’ve left the colony and live in the city now. For them, maybe, it’s a problem. But here in Hochfeld! Never!”
Still, some members of the community are taking extra precautions.
“We’ve all switched to Dos Equis,” said Mr. Harder. “It tastes better anyway.”
So far the Mennonites of northern Mexico have not been infected with the Corona virus, although there is photographic evidence that a few of their relatives from Winkler have got the bug while on the beach in Puerto Vallarta.
(photo credit: Jirka Matousek/CC)