I’ve come to the conclusion mask hysteria can be hazardous to your health.
This isn’t to get into the thorny issue of the efficacy of the masks in preventing COVID-19. Rather, it’s to note that we’ve gotten to an ugly point where people’s reactions to masks can pose a legitimate danger.
In Maplewood, Minnesota, for instance, 64-year-old Michael Florhaug allegedly wanted to ensure the patrons at his local LA Fitness were wearing their masks inside the establishment, according to KSTP-TV. This is usually the role of the gym itself, but Florhaug apparently felt it wasn’t doing a good enough job of it.
However, since Florhaug didn’t necessarily have the authority to, say, throw anyone out of the place, he decided he needed a bit of backup. Nine millimeters of it, to be precise.
KSTP-TV reported that Florhaug was arrested in the St. Paul suburb and charged with second-degree assault after