As this pandemic drags on and local governments try to deal with the spread, they also must deal with those who feel their rights are violated with mask orders. These same people wear their seatbelts, most wear helmets when cycling, and to avoid being arrested for public nudity, they wear clothing.
On several occasions, I’ve seen people in stores without masks; I want to say something, but I know it will most likely cause a problem. Don’t these people care about others? I sure don’t think so. I think most of us are doing our best to wear masks, sanitize our hands, and keep a safe distance. Yes, it is not how we have lived most of our lives, and let’s hope it is not how we will live the rest of our lives.
I realize this blog post will not change the minds of those who feel so strongly about wearing a mask. I wonder if they are also going to refuse the vaccine when it is available? As someone who lives with COPD, I am in the vulnerable group and appreciate those who are doing their part to control the spread.
If you know someone who refuses to wear a mask, joins in large gatherings, or other dangerous activity, please use your influence to change their behavior.
…that’s 30, stay safe.