Masks should not be part of politics

Masks can be sold almost anywhere those days. In our state when you’re in public, you see them everywhere. The legislation of Arkansas requires masks to be worn in all outdoor and indoor environments where people are exposed to non-house hold members and when the distancing of 6 feet or more cannot be assured

“We believe this is important from a public health standpoint,” said state governor Asa Hutchinson. “It is something that is necessary in Arkansas with the cases we’ve had.”

But legislation does not change the passionate arguments on both sides of the aisle.

While some people have been attempting to raise awareness of the dire situation that our country is currently in, some believe that wearing masks and making them mandatory is an infringement on their rights, believing that masks are unconstitutional, or an invasion of their liberties. Unbeknownst to them, they could be endangering the public with the further spread of COVID-19.

While some say that they’re being forced to wear these disease presenters by leftist-tyrants, others are encouraging masks and finding them to be an urgent necessity. The Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization now highly recommend for masks to be worn in public, but earlier in the pandemic, both administrations recommended the exact opposite wanting to conserve resources for medical institutions. Face coverings provide us with a barrier to shield us from air-borne germs that come from coughing and sneezing to simply talking. The face masks that are approved by the CDC are the most effective way we can protect ourselves and prevent COVID-19.

I care more for my fellow man, so in honor of protection of every citizen we should wear our masks without prejudice.