Peo­ple aren’t be­ing held ac­count­able for bad choices dur­ing COVID-19 pan­demic

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD -

It is very true that Amer­i­cans have choices. Free choices. Some­times there can be con­se­quences.

You can choose to drive a car. It is your right. How­ever, if you choose to ex­ceed the speed limit and get caught, you are tick­eted and fined. Peo­ple are safer. You are held ac­count­able for the choice you made. Peo­ple are safer.

You can choose to drink too much al­co­hol. It is your right. How­ever, if you drive un­der the in­flu­ence and get caught, you are fined and mayeven­tu­ally lose the right to drive. You are held ac­count­able for the choice you made. Peo­ple are safer.

You can choose not to wear a face mask dur­ing the COVID-19 pan­demic (“COVID-19 cases surg­ing across south­ern US states, high­light­ing the risks of re­open­ing, as other coun­tries deal with out­breaks,” June 26). You go out in pub­lic. There are no con­se­quences for you. How­ever, be­cause of your choice to be mask­less, peo­ple are at risk of developing COVID-19. No ac­count­abil­ity.

Madge Car­roll, Mar­riottsvill­e

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