Nobody has protested longer, louder, and more lucidly against Covid-19 facemasking than Eric Peters. From Peters at ericpetersautos.com:
One of my best friends – I will not mention his name, for reasons which will become apparent – just got ejected (almost violently) from the Roanoke cop-op in the Grandin Road area of Roanoke, Va.
I mention their name for reasons that should already be apparent.
My friend has been a long-time customer of the co-op’s and has known people who work there for years, including a woman he thought he was on friendly terms with. He just discovered the true nature of their relationship.
As he walked in the store – his face showing – he was met with a barrage of importuning, directed his way by the woman he thought he knew.
“You have to wear a mask!” she exclaimed.
My friend – who is a medical man and knows the answers to this question – asked her why. “You are putting people at risk!” she yelled.
My friend attempted to explain otherwise, which he is in a position to do, as he possesses the curriculum vitae to speak with authority on the subject. This woman knows that my friend possesses the CVs; knows what he does for a living.
It didn’t matter.
Including the fact – right there on the box – that a disposable “mask” does not serve as a barrier to viruses, inhaled or exhaled. And of course more fundamentally, the fact that a person who isn’t afflicted with a virus is incapable of spreading it.
Fear trumps all.