Ross: There’s nothing courageous about refusing to wear a mask

May 8, 2020, 7:33 AM | Updated: 11:55 am

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I like my mask. When I put it on, it reminds me of the last meal I ate. Which is good, because that tells me I still have my sense of smell.

But a lot of people don’t like masks, and especially don’t like being ordered to wear them.

They believe that in America, you have the Right to Infect.

This week in Michigan, a security guard was shot and killed trying to enforce a mask rule.

So, no surprise, when Costco announced shoppers would have to wear masks, Twitter lit up with members vowing never to shop there again.

One anti-masker was quoted as saying,“If it’s my time, it’s my time.” Which sounds courageous, except – the mask isn’t to protect you, it’s to keep you from infecting me. When there’s a highly contagious disease going around, not wearing one in a closed space is a little like licking doorknobs, which never struck me as particularly courageous.

But … let’s not fight about this too.

To the people refusing to shop at Costco because of the mandatory mask policy, I simply want to say – thank you.

And keep it up. By voluntarily not shopping there, you are protecting us more effectively than a mask ever could.

Maybe Costco could reach a compromise where they make you wear a mask but you get to expose some other body part; perhaps they could make pants optional.

I’d rather be mooned than infected.

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