The practice of wearing masks has evolved as more was discovered about the Covid. However confusing the advice was initially, by now the science is settled. Masks prevent the spread of the virus.

Let’s hear from some experts:

“The science is unanimous. If we all wear masks we slow down the spread and can reopen safely. It is not a political issue. Anyone making masks a political issue is an absolute moron who can’t read.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor, actor, bodybuilder, etc etc…

Or, a doctor quoted on my friend Ruth’s Facebook page. (She’s a nurse. I haven’t seen her since the night of graduation, but hey, she’s a nurse)

“I am an infectious disease doctor. Let’s be clear about this. I wear a mask to protect you; you wear a mask to protect me. Without your mask, you are telling me and everyone around you that you don’t care about others.”

Some people are trying to make wearing masks a partisan issue. This is ludicrous. Sound public health policy should be the guide here. Speaking personally, I prefer to follow fact based peer-reviewed scientific research. Therefore I wear a mask whenever I am around others. I prefer they extend me the same reality-based courtesy.