To all the anti-maskers

I am curious to know what the issue is with having to wear a mask, social distance, and quarantine when needed to reduce the spread of Covid 19.

It seems to be a real issue with some individuals, there have been rallies to protest this.

If you do not want to wear a mask, that is your right, just like I have every right to wear one if I choose.

If I wear one though, there is no harm to you so why would you harass me over it?
But, If you are requested to wear a mask when you enter a privately owned or run facility, you should honour that request, whether you agree with it or not.

People seem to believe this in infringing on your rights, well it is not. It is to protect you and me.

If you ask me not to smoke in your home, are you infringing on my rights as a smoker? Of course not, it is your home, your rules apply.

It is no different if you go to the doctor, dentist, or shopping mall. If the rule is to wear a mask, then you should oblige.

Unless there are underlying medical reason that you can’t, then you have to provide a doctors note.
I was reading an article in Castanet about the first anti mask protest rally held at the Art Gallery in Vancouver in September.

Lead organizer of the rally, Ryan Kulbuba lauded the Vancouver Police for preserving the groups right to protest, as they should.

Ryan stated, “They have been nothing but accommodating to us. They are here for our safety.”

Is that not what wearing masks, social distancing, and quarantining is all about, for everyone's safety?

Nobody enjoys having to do these things but it is necessary to keep people safe.

All of our lives have been changed is some way because of Covid 19.

We all need to do our part to control the spread.

Brian Godfroid, Lake Country

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