Are your “rights” more important than my life? Or yours?
I am almost 80 years old. Twenty percent of those over 70 who contract COVID-19 die. I am writing a family history for my descendants and would like to finish it before I die. That, as well as other reasons, including watching grandchildren and a great-grandchild grow up, provide me with a desire to live my life to its fullest extent.
I live in Hayfork. I was recently in Weaverville to obtain auto repairs that were not available in Hayfork. While I was there, I decided to shop at Holiday Market. As I approached the door wearing my mask, I saw a sign indicating that masks were required. Yet, when I entered, I saw that approximately one in four shoppers were not wearing masks, nor were they observing social distance.
Yes, it is your “right” not to wear a mask, although your “right” endangers elders like me. It is also your “right” to contract COVID-19 through the expression of your “rights,” and spread it to others more vulnerable. It’s your “right” to die or be disabled for the rest of your life.
My hope is that you will respect the science available to us all and reconsider your choice.