I think the picture of Lizzie Hummel and the caption in your June 16 edition really explains why people should wear masks when out in public. Like she explained, mask wearing is a courtesy to others.

So, nobody should complain that he or she has to wear a mask. Just do it for heaven's sake. This is common courtesy.

(31) comments

Greg F

Only when the orange idiot falls sick because of his stupidity will his followers maybe (a big maybe) take the hint they need to stop being a jackass.

bosco

It is also important to note that any cloth covering or dust mask face that you wear is to protect others. If you are genuinely concerned about protecting yourself - especially if you are in the vulnerable categories - you need to wear an N95 mask. It filters out the majority of the cononavirus. A cloth face covering does not.

[ninja]

hayduke2

Just the majority of the virus????

Greg F

Good luck finding N95...especially the good kind. I have a reliable KN95 source and they are pretty good, and can be tightened a bit with knotting the war loops. Also have around 400 of the blue masks and Costco Leesburg had them today also. Many times I still see people dropping the mask below the nose and also so it is loose enough to clearly see a mouth. Are people that stupid? It’s not a fashion piece for f sake! Wear it right or stay home!

gary4books

My solution is just to stay at home. So far it is working.

mrnatural1

Right on gary -- that's my solution too. [cool]

phydeaux994

from our rising Junior Grandson on Facebook this afternoon.

Please please please wear your masks. If we don’t contain this we Don’t go back to school and we don’t play baseball. Beaches may be open and outside but a bit of a Petri dish. Please wear your mask and wash your hands

bosco

From the mouths of babes - the two most important things - wear a mask and wash your hands. That hand washing part has long been ignored, but is now getting more attention with the virus. Tell junior [thumbup]....from an old handwasher from pre-polio vaccine days.[ninja]

Greg F

Time to start reporting business and employee inability to wear masks or wear properly to the health department. Shuff’s Meat Market today...not one mask in the place and one behind the counter coughing today...trying to support local but both with this sort of BS.

awteam2000

Dr Fauci Summed it up well, “I just want to bring this out without making it seem that anybody is at fault, you have an individual responsibility to yourself but you have a societal responsibility because if we want to end this outbreak, really end it and then hopefully when a vaccine comes and puts the nail in the coffin, we've got to realise that we are part of the process”.

Your decisions impact others. It’s up to you to be responsible (Unselfish). Some will only think of themself but if the majority think of others this pandemic we will bring this disaster to an end sooner. Just “Wear A Mask“ in close proximity to others. It’s your right to be considerate of others. Simply put, you have the right to micturate, but not on “Others”. Hey, I’ll do the same for you.

gabrielshorn2013

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

bosco

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

DickD

It's more than a courtesy, it is life and death as long as we don't have a vaccine for Corona virus.

gary4books

Dick - [thumbup][thumbup]

Rockfish

Sorry but I disagree. I tried of being forced to drink the government's kool-aid. I can make my own decisions on how to protect myself. I don't feel I need a mask outdoors or when I can adequately social distance.

phydeaux994

Why do you wear clothes when you go out? You’re forced to drink that Government kool-aid. Not wearing clothes isn’t dangerous to others. Why do you obey any laws or rules that restrict your freedom to do anything you dang-well please because it may create a danger to others. There’s a lot of laws and rules like that. Why is wearing a mask to keep you from potentially spreading a disease to others so different?? Government kool-aid??? That’s ridiculous, it’s common courtesy. Stop with the phony “Don’t Tread on Me” Schtick.

Dwasserba

What flavor is "government kool-aid" and how can it be improved to be more popular

bosco

What flavor? Sour Grapes [lol][ninja]

MD1756

No one is forcing you to leave your property. Once you leave your property you play by society's rules not your own.

DickD

Go to a Trump cult rally! That is where you belong and don't wear a mask.

hayduke2

Rockfish - it is not only about protecting yourself. Think about it!

Dwasserba

Thinking. Now you've gone too far

Greg F

Thinking is something not found in Trumpettes.

Dwasserba

It's not about you, dear

bkeepr

Character is doing the right thing even when nobody is looking-- or telling you to do it. This is not about you, it is about protecting others around you. The point of view that you express is selfish and short-sighted. I am always wary of government overreach, but this is *not* one of those times. It is time to pitch in, quit griping, and do it to help everyone else in the community.

gabrielshorn2013

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

olefool

What a jerk... Karma would have you laying in an ICU with tubes hanging out of your nose and mouth pumping air to your infected lungs... Dealing with the newly reports of your elders infections caused by you and then your kids sucking air for life too.... But not to worry, the kool-aid tastes just like your infected blood, that should sate your appetite.

awteam2000

Rockfish,

The United States has always struggled with balancing national security with fundamental liberties. But isn’t this a “no brainer”, a very slight inconvenience, a simple practice, a societal courtesy, and a health prophylactic measure to - protect you, your love ones, as well as other?

Yes it's inconvenient to wear a mask, you should be commended for not being selfish by complying, although you know it’s a government plot and you didn’t drive the world wide kool-aid. Thank you for your support of our fellow countrymen by wearing your mask. That’s true patriotism.👍

Greg F

This isn’t a Jim Jones conspiracy Rocko...you’ve drunk the Fox News version which by not wearing could kill you or others. Stop being stupid.

kfmd

Ok. Rockfish. we get it. It's all about you! You do realize it's not how you protect YOURSELF. It's how you protect those around you. But, hey. Go with it.

gary4books

OK. But common sense is hardly ever "Kool Aid."

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it clean. No vulgar, racist, sexist or sexually-oriented language.
Engage ideas. This forum is for the exchange of ideas, not personal attacks or ad hominem criticisms.
TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
Be civil. Don't threaten. Don't lie. Don't bait. Don't degrade others.
No trolling. Stay on topic.
No spamming. This is not the place to sell miracle cures.
No deceptive names. Apparently misleading usernames are not allowed.
Say it once. No repetitive posts, please.
Help us. Use the 'Report' link for abusive posts.

Thank you for reading!

Already a member?

Login Now
Click Here!

Currently a News-Post subscriber?

Activate your membership at no additional charge.
Click Here!

Need more information?

Learn about the benefits of membership.
Click Here!

Ready to join?

Choose the membership plan that fits your needs.
Click Here!