Community needs to do better with wearing masks

Posted 25 August 2020 at 2:55 pm


As we face the continuing coronavirus pandemic, we must do so united in the goal of taking care of ourselves and each other.

The photographs of community members without masks in public, as seen on the Hub, are very alarming. Each person in the pictures has a duty to themselves and each other to wear a mask. The photographer should not take photos if the subjects are not wearing masks and the photos should not be published if they are not wearing masks.

The science has become clearer that a properly worn mask protects the wearer, as well as others. There is no evidence that doing so causes any harm whatsoever.

This is not a political issue about personal freedom. This is a public health issue, and people’s lives and livelihoods depend on our commitment to wearing masks. Doing so will slow the spread of the virus, thus sparing businesses (which should make sure their employees and customers properly wear masks) from permanently closing, and preventing more of our loved ones from dying. Please, let’s all come together on this issue.

Alexander Williams