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Wearing a mask sign of respect

The “Greatest Generation” endured hardships that are unfathomable to Americans today – 675,00 Americans were lost during the Spanish flu pandemic which began during 1918.

Shortly thereafter, the Great Depression was followed by World War 2. During that war more than 400,000 American servicemen were killed, and more than 670,000 wounded. More than 70 million lives were lost worldwide. During the war years nearly all Americans were affected by the need to support the war effort. Extensive rationing of items included: cars, gasoline, tires, meat, fish, milk, butter, eggs, cheese, sugar and nylon.

It is incomprehensible that the descendants of that great generation could include selfish, self-righteous, entitled loudmouths, manufacturing a constitutional “right to infect,” while denying the advice of medical experts, as an excuse to not wear a face mask.

It’s time for a dose of truth: The earth is not flat. Astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin walked on the moon July 21, 1969. The primary cause of the Civil War was slavery. The Holocaust was real. Vaccines have saved countless lives, and may do so again. Russia interfered on Trump’s behalf in the 2016 election. Smoking is a cause of cancer and the COVID-19 pandemic is real.

To those of you who refuse to wear a face mask, the truth is that in comparison to the sacrifices made by your own families, wearing a face mask is a trivial inconvenience.

By the way, another truth is no one I’ve ever met like wearing a mask, but decent respectful people concerned about the health of others do it anyway.

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