I had a nice little essay, a version of one I posted elsewhere, on the importance of wearing a mask out of politeness and consideration for others. But it says nothing yesterday's little cartoon doesn't and I am convinced that the people who refuse to wear masks -- for whatever reason -- cannot be persuaded to.
They seem to think that because they are such good people, they could never, ever be a carrier of an illness, and since the main thing a mask does is keep you from sharing your germs and viruses with other people, why bother?
But that's not how it works. Viruses don't care who you are and this one is highly communicable. You are almost certainly not immune to it -- possibly not even if you have already had it.
Making mask-wearing a "virtue signal," making the wearing or not wearing of them into some way of signalling your political beliefs is a huge mistake, one that helps spread this virus. There are groups encouraging not wearing masks, despite the fact that at the very worst, a properly-worn mask does no harm. What is their agenda? Why do they want you to risk spreading a highly contagious virus?
I can't make you stop such behavior. All I can do is ask. Please don't be a disease vector. Please don't treat the people around you like they are disposable.
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