Mask wearing is a necessary irritation

By The Canberra Times
December 20 2021 - 6:30pm
Mask wearing is not mandatory in most settings in Canberra, but many still wear them in public. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

It seems odd that the people who are averse to masks are those shouting loudest against lockdowns.

We are in a period of transition in this ghastly pandemic. The first phase, before scientists did the amazing job of delivering vaccines, involved tough regulation. Avoiding infection with COVID meant not inhaling the coronavirus exhaled by others. Keeping our distance and masks were the key to that.

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