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Bare-faced and selfish

I was in the South Hill Target today and was actually appalled at the scarcity of masks being worn by customers. It is not an exaggeration to say 95% were not. I asked the masked cashier if I missed the memo that the virus had passed and it was now safe to be bare-faced.

I am sick to death of protesters who say it’s their civil right, their freedom to not use protective equipment. Especially those who take their rifles and pistols to punctuate their point by intimidation. Well, guess what? You do have a right - to display your ignorance, to think only of yourself, to throw everyone under the bus so you can pound your chest. Do you really think you’re “special” because you’re tired of complying with CDC guidelines? Who isn’t; but until the medical community and science - NOT politicians - announces it is no longer necessary, I also have a civil right to feel safe from harm, and when you don’t protect yourself and invade my space you are violating my sense of well-being.

It is a small consolation to wear a mask in consideration of others. It is hugely selfish not to.

Marcia Green



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