Let’s keep America great, strong and prosperous. One way we can stay prosperous is men and women working. COVID-19 has and is eliminating jobs.
Forget about why you are not wearing a mask. It could be political, you don’t like to be told you have to or some other reason. Dr. Fauci and other doctors have said wearing a mask and social distancing can help slow this virus. These measures are not 100 percent effective but they help.
You and I may not be affected if a corner pizza restaurant or deli closes because an employee or a customer has tested positive for COVID-19, but the owner and his employees will be affected. The business will have to close for a couple of weeks for cleaning, which is an extra expense for the owner. The employees of that business will be out of work during this time.
The best reason for wearing a mask is to save lives. People are dying from the virus and as the virus spreads more people will die.
Wear a mask for selfish reasons if no other other reasons. If Ford, General Motors, Toyota and other big businesses have to shut down your 401Ks and IRAs are going to lose a lot of money this year.
Americans built ships and airplanes during the World Wars. All we have to do is wear a mask for awhile and pray for a vaccine.
Please wear a mask when possible during the Pandemic.
– Mike Biggerstaff
This article originally appeared on Evansville Courier & Press: Letter: Wear a mask for your country