Letter: Faulty reasoning for not wearing a mask during pandemic
To the editor:
Mr. Hubred’s reason (Sept. 18 letter) for not wearing a mask in the midst of this epidemic is a choice that seems to infect many and the reasoning is faulty.
The wearing of the mask only protects you if someone who is infected with the virus comes in close contact with you. Perhaps Mr. Hubred missed the basic scientific premise that if you are infected and don't know it, the mask will mitigate your spreading of the virus to others. You see, the virus is airborne and wearing a mask will hopefully inhibit the spread of the virus by infected people who don't know that they are a carrier.
So if you choose to not wear a mask, that is your choice but public/private entities also have the right not to let you infect others in their settings.
Arthur J Le Suer