Friday, June 19, 2020

Anyone making coronavirus masks a "political issue is an absolute moron."

The Terminator and former Republican governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is backing the current Democratic governor, Gavin Newsome, on the state's new measures requiring people to wear Covid-masks when in public.
"This is 100% the right move," Schwarzenegger tweeted. "This will help us beat this terrible virus. The science is unanimous - if we all wear masks, we slow down the spread and can reopen safely. It's not a political issue. Anyone making it a political issue is an absolute moron who can't read."
Unfortunately the United States of America is now under the boot of a president who is both an absolute moron and also can't read. Perhaps that's why Trump is almost never seen wearing a Covid mask.

It will be interesting to learn how many of Trump's flock will turn out to his rally this weekend without wearing masks.

However, Newsome and Schwarzenegger are right. So why are Canadian provinces not taking the obvious precaution of requiring people to wear masks when in public? You shouldn't be able to ride in a cab, on a bus or any conveyance without wearing a mask. You shouldn't be allowed to walk through a park, down a sidewalk, or into a store without wearing a mask. That's not too much to ask. Really, when you think about it, it's a piffle.


Toby said...

Morons are all over the place. Now Boris Johnson and crew want to reduce social distancing to 1 meter.

There isn't a need for masks when there's plenty of room but you're right, a mask should be worn whenever and wherever people are crowding.

The Disaffected Lib said...

Considering the negligible intrusion a mask causes - unless you're a whiny baby - and what we have shown can be achieved when everyone is on the same page, people who see this as an intrusion on their rights are despicable.

Toby said...

Just checking some online comments; there is a lot of testosterone driven anti mask nonsense. Frankly, there is a lot of trivializing Covid-19 by rather insensitive jerks. There's no need for links; I'm sure you have seen them.

Purple library guy said...

Testosterone? Sheesh, if it's good enough for the Terminator it should be good enough for them.

The Disaffected Lib said...

Yeah, PLG, Arnie can be of some use every now and then.