Wear a mask for others, not yourself
In Charles Munsey Jr.’s letter (“Fearful? Stay home,” Tuesday) on how he is not fearful and won’t wear a mask, I think he may not know about the main reasons one would want to wear a mask. Wearing a mask is not so much about protecting you. It is about you unknowingly spreading the virus to others, in addition to others not spreading it to you.
For example, someone may be a “superspreader” with no symptoms but are spreading the coronavirus to others with no mask. In addition, someone could be in the early stages of the infection with no symptoms, thus spreading the virus further. If you wear a mask, you are helping others at little cost to yourself. You also set a good example for others and make others feel safer in your presence. Munsey should reconsider his decision.
Henry Harlow Winter Park