Ottawa Citizen

Do not inflict masks on everyone


I strongly disagree that everyone should wear a face mask.

It is your right to wear a face mask, and if it makes you feel safer, more power to you. However, it is not your right to inflict your preference­s on anyone else.

There are some very reasonable arguments on both sides over the wearing of face masks, such as they don’t protect you from minute particles, and they make breathing more difficult, especially for people with pre-existing conditions. It should also be remembered that we live in an area with very little infection.

To sum it up, if you feel better, use one, but don’t push your fears on people that are very comfortabl­e not wearing one.

D.J. Phillips, Gloucester

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