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John Wells

Holts Summit

Dear Editor:

This week at a news conference, the governor was asked about his resistance to a mask requirement. He said he urged everyone to be safe and take responsibility. "And how's that working out for you?" the reporter asked.

Also this week, we heard warnings from health care administrators that our hospitals are being overrun. Schools returned to virtual learning because the rates of infection are too high. Businesses are shutting down, because of outbreaks within their staff or uncertainty with the shopping public. It seems the plan is there is no plan. Of course, we should have known we were on our own.

Trump said it would disappear. The governor followed suit, and in action this week, relaxed policy on quarantines but added penalties for not masking within schools. The mayor wears the mask but won't order it for anyone. The county commission is taking cues from everybody else.

And now, the economy is on the verge of shutting down again. There will be no holiday parties, no dances to dress up for and nowhere to go. Because some of us think it's hard to wear a mask.

How's that working out for you?

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