By Letter to the Editor on June 23, 2020.
Medicine Hat News
Things change … a few years ago, it was common and socially acceptable to smoke in public, exposing others to a life-threatening agent.
Today, anyone callous enough to commit such a breach of social conscience is rightfully chastised and considered a pariah. As a result , a major health risk has been mitigated if not eliminated.
A few months ago, it was common and socially acceptable to mingle in public without wearing a mask, which we know today, exposes others to a life threatening agent – Covid -19.
Health Canada and World Health both now clearly state that masks should be worn in public settings such as grocery stores, shopping areas, social gatherings and other mass gatherings (in addition to physical distancing).
Unfortunately, this is not happening – yet, and it is my hope that people will soon realize that, for now not wearing a mask in public is an antisocial and for some, a life threatening act.
Please, for the sake of the vulnerable citizens out there (including your loved ones), be socially responsible and wear a mask in public.
Dr. Ronald W. Witzke