Why does this qualify as news? Many of us have been wearing masks since we were informed that their use would help prevent us getting or giving COVID. Yet not everyone wears them.
Neighbors of mine, living across the street from each other, were gossiping so close together they may as well have been kissing each other. One of the families just moved in. People shopping for organic produce in Lincoln Heights, citizens getting their supplements, their health protectors at GNC, go into the store with no mask. The cashier at Walgreens who leaves her children to go to work has to wait on a maskless woman buying candy to take home to hers, though she carefully wiped down her shopping cart first.
Common decency is the impetus, the inspiration for masks. Sadly, there is less and less compassion-based common decency among our citizenry. They will not be troubled by COVID until it kills someone they love. And then they will blame it on someone else.
It has nothing to do with a distrust of the science; it has everything to do with selfishness, narcissism and a profound distaste for thought. Many of these people follow the same leader. His name is Donald Trump.