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Nelson Otto

Jefferson City

Dear Editor:

Last week on the same day my letter to the editor concerning masks was published some of my concerns came to be. I was in a local cafeteria, the floor is clearly marked with tape so people can social distance while standing in line. I and those in front of me were respectfully keeping our distance from each other when a woman with a mask came up behind me. At first, she was just a foot or two inside the mark. No big deal; still a safe distance away, but each move forward I made, the closer she got. Each time I was getting more concerned, suddenly she was right next to me. No social distancing at all. I let her know I was not happy with her not social distancing. Another woman wearing a mask was constantly playing with, touching it and pulling it down rubbing her nose etc. Then she went to the soda fountain where the straws were kept and instead of just taking out one straw she had to dig in and roll them around. Not just touching one but all of them. I was disgusted. I went to another straw location to get my straw and informed the manager of what she had done.

Dr. Fauci in an interview several months ago on 60 minutes said, "in the United States people should not be walking around with masks." Interviewer: "You're sure of it? Because people are listening really closely to this." Fauci: "Right now people should not be walking around with a mask, when you're in the middle of an outbreak wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, it's not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is and often there are unintended consequences people keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face." Interviewer: "And you can get some schmutz sort of staying inside there." Fauci: "Of course of course." Due to pressure of the mainstream media Fauci now wears a mask on camera, but off-camera he takes it off immediately. There are videos and pictures online.

Wear a mask if you want, but remember to respect other people's preference to have you social distance. You might "feel" you are safe, but we don't want to take that chance.

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