RE: “Wearing a mask is easy,” letter by C. Kent, July 30.
The gist of Mr. Kent's letter was that we should care. I agree fully – yes, we should care, and we must care deeply. But, how is that care shown?
When we talk about the pandemic and the current lockdown, who are the many that are suffering? There are those who have lost their jobs. There are families who face more abuse in the home – according to a doctor in Michigan, child abuse issues have increased 35 per cent since the lockdown. There are those suffering due to mental health issues. There are those dealing with serious illnesses who can no longer access care. The list is almost endless when we talk about those we should care for.
In his letter, Mr. Kent makes the argument that masks show we care. I disagree. When I wear a mask, I am taking jobs away. When I wear a mask, I am slowing down the economy. Masks do not put food on the table; jobs do. Masks do not help those with mental health issues, but love and care do.