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Disrespect for others

We were shopping in Costco on the Newport Highway about 10 a.m. on May 7th. Senior citizens are allowed in at 9 a.m. and the general public at 10 a.m.

There was a middle-aged lady and her teenage daughter who were wearing their masks so they were not covering their noses or their mouths. They were wearing them below their chins on their necks. They put the masks on in order to enter the store and then took them off of their faces while they were shopping.

My husband and I are elderly and I have pre-existing conditions. I do not wish to risk getting this awful disease. Some people have no symptoms and still can be shedding the virus. I am a retired physician so I believe in science and not feel-good speeches with no facts.

I felt it was very disrespectful of them to remove their masks once they entered the store. I sincerely thank the employees for continuing to keep the store open. Every employee had masks on. Thanks to everyone else who wore their masks and left them on. I am delighted with Governor Inslee, who has a well thought out scientific policy for restarting our economy. I trust his judgment and wish we had a president with some leadership based on science. Let’s keep well.

Elizabeth DeNiro



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