It feels at times like there are two types of people in America: Those who believe a mask should be worn everywhere by everyone at every time without any exception, and those who will be browbeaten (possibly on camera) by those who think that a mask should be worn everywhere by everyone at every time without any exception.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t wear a mask. In fact, it’s probably wise if you’re indoors and around a lot of people. That said, I’ve come to the conclusion that the anger directed by the browbeaters toward the browbeaten is far more unhealthy than the risk posed by being 20 feet away from some guy who won’t put on his mask.
I worry about my 70-something mom getting COVID-19. I worry more every time she angrily tells me about how she chewed out yet another person in her building’s mailroom, a conversation that usually ends with me suggesting she might want to try