In this, the summer of 2020, the most prevalent debate that seems to be occurring here in the United States has to do with face masks and coronavirus.
Outside of the far fringes of the conspiracy theory community, it is well understood that wearing a mask in public can prevent the spread of coronavirus particles by a great deal. This is literally was some of these masks are made to do, and it has worked with great efficacy in Asian nations who are already enjoying a resurgent economy on account of their low COVID counts.
In the United States, however, there are plenty of folks who refuse to do what the government suggests – whether that be wearing a coronavirus mask, driving the speed limit, or paying all of their taxes. We’ve always been this way as a nation, in emphasizing our freedom first and foremost.
But this has led to a great deal of bickering as of late, with mask and no-mask factions brutally warring with one another.
This week was no exception.
A woman has posted a video of a stranger attacking her husband with pepper spray for allegedly not wearing a coronavirus mask at a San Diego dog park while having lunch.
“That is me crying hysterically in the background because my innocent husband just got maced for no reason,” Ash O’Brien says in a Facebook post that includes the cellphone video.
The video is disturbing, to say the least.
One can only hope that COVID cases begin to decrease in the coming weeks, or we could be in for a whole lot more of this nonsense.
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