It’s another controversial issue that divides Americans all over the country. And it shouldn’t be a political issue but like everything in recent years, this is another example where politics interferes in every area of life.
“A cloth face covering may not protect the wearer, but it may keep the wearer from spreading the virus to others”, says the CDC.
Yeah, it’s not ideal but it’s much much better than nothing.
And NOTHING is the choice for many Americans who claim that if someone tells them that they should wear masks, then that someone is stealing their civil rights and liberties.
And that’s why we are seeing so many fights in stores over this.
“I’m not wearing a mask `cause I woke up in a free country”, says this Costco Customer.
But what about the people that won’t woke up ever again because the coronavirus took their life? You ask about your rights and liberties… but what about the right to life that every human being should have?
And we are back to politics.
When the CDC recommended wearing face masks President Trump proudly said that he wouldn’t wear one.
“I wore one in this back area, but I didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it,” Trump told reporters during an appearance at a Ford plant recently.
And he even mocked a reporter for wearing a mask during a press conference, telling him to take the mask off, and that he is being “politically correct” when he refused to do that.
And, really important, that’s not the case for the whole Trump administration. Many officials wear masks, and encourage people to wear one when in public.
Even the vice-president Mike Pence.
“We encourage everyone to wear a mask in the affected areas. Where you can’t maintain social distancing, wearing a mask is just a good idea,” Pence said.
Only a day after this statement, Trump responded on Twitter.
THE LONE WARRIOR!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2020
His opponent Joe Biden went a step further, saying that he would use federal power to require Americans to wear face masks in public.
“I would do everything possible to make it required that people had to wear masks in public,” Biden said.
And after months of denial, finally Speaking to Fox Business Network Trump said that he is “all for masks,” adding that he would wear a mask if he were in a tight situation with people and that he sort of liked how he looks like with a mask, likening himself to the Lone Ranger, a fictional masked hero who with his Native American friend, Tonto, fought outlaws in the American Old West.
But even now, Trump doesn’t seem to think that wearing masks should be mandatory, and that everyone should wear them.
Is that a problem for the USA?
Would that stop the virus from spreading across the country?
Do you think that all Americans should be forced to wear a mask?