COVID has become a political issue, but it’s a public health crisis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – In Wednesday’s ransom note: I don’t have a good idea of where we’re headed regarding face masks, and honestly, I don’t understand why it’s such a hot issue.
People seriously claim that masks don’t work despite a lot of evidence right in front of us. Thanks to the mask warrants, we just had the best year in decades for flu cases as well as people catching colds, not to mention COVID cases which have dropped dramatically. Still others resist masks because they say the government is telling them what to do. Do you mean the same government that tells us to stop at red lights and respect speed limits for our safety?
Why are we so reluctant to trust our doctors? You can’t find one, just one that says masks don’t work. Plus, if we don’t want another stop, masks are an easy, painless, and inexpensive way to end it all. But then, get vaccinated too.
I’ll leave you with the words of Dr Sara Cross, Regional One’s head of infectious diseases who was part of Governor Lee’s coronavirus task force, whom she says she hasn’t met since March. “It has become a political issue when it really is a public health crisis, and that’s what we need to make it happen.”
The indoor mask requirement will go into effect in Shelby County on Friday at 7:00 a.m. to slow the spread of the Delta variant and relieve stress on area hospitals. Masks at outdoor events will remain optional, but are recommended for unvaccinated people. #ContinueCourse pic.twitter.com/45ny54stKt
– Shelby County Health (@ShelbyTNHealth) August 18, 2021