After learning the Weiser County Commisioners decided against any mandate that requires face coverings in the County it boggles my mind.
The State of Idaho now has more cases than the State of Oregon and we have half the population. We have also been mentioned in the New York Times and the Washington Post in the past as one state unwilling to require masks for it’s citizens. According to a new Harvard University Global Health Institute, Idaho is one of 13 states that should lock down immediately.
People here talk about their rights regarding not wearing masks and I say, “What about my rights staying safe from people who don’t wear masks?” We have to wear seatbelts while driving vehicles but we whine about wearing a mask while running into a store. I struggle to understand that mentality.
I’m aware of people who’ve tested positive for Covid and exhibit little, if no symptoms and have refused to self quarantine. It shows a total disregard to the health, welfare and safety of the community, State and Country as well as a lack of moral character. Don’t tell me this is their right. It is not their right, but everyone looks the other way. Shame on us and shame on the Governor for not making some tough decisions.
Because of people’s stubbornness and lack of knowledge we are repeating the devastation of the 1918 Pandemic which killed more than 50 million people worldwide. What does this State not get? We can’t change everyone’s thoughts but we can do what’s right for the majority of people, not just the ignorant few.