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Thursday, August 13, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Mask politics

It makes me very sad to see the selfishness of people who have decided to make masks a political issues. It is very important for the new mandate to be no mask, no ventilator

. My husband has Alzheimer’s and I have just finished chemo for breast cancer; being both over 60 it frustrates myself and scares my grandchildren that someone choosing to not wear a mask and not have health issues would get a ventilator over two Americans that are wearing a mask for everyone’s safety. Why do their rights of no mask negate my right to walk around safely and freely? So who decides whose freedom is at stake?

Selfishness and immediate gratification have become a sad state of affairs. People from out of Spokane need to protest about their own civil rights, not the rights we make in our city that does not include them. Why use any protections (seat belts, life jackets, helmets, condoms, etc.)?

Luisa Paolone

Spokane

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