If the single most effective thing we can do to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus is for everybody to wear a mask, why aren’t masks free?
Face coverings are “the most powerful public health tool” the nation has against the coronavirus and might even provide better protection against it than a vaccine, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told lawmakers Wednesday.
So if face coverings are so important, why do poor people have to choose between them and a gallon of milk, or two quarts of Milwaukee’s Best?
And if you have to choose between a mask and a gallon of milk, or two quarts of Milwaukee’s Best, and some authoritative people are saying that the pandemic is hoax, or not very serious, and maybe you’d really like two quarts of Milwaukee’s best, what are you going to do?
So why aren’t face masks free, and widely available, like those plastic gloves that are everywhere to pick up dog poop?