Letter: Why public health guidelines are so restrictive
For the first time in over two months I ventured out from home confinement. I got a coffee, outside service, from the bookstore. I stuck my nose into a flowering crab hoping the bees wouldn’t mind sharing for a moment. I walked down to the river to listen and record the sound of the spring runoff, something I’ll never again take for granted.
On the opposite side of Ninth Street, a young couple are pushing a stroller. The man sneezes once, twice, then a third time. Was he wearing a mask? No. Did he even cover his face? No. Public health rules are written to stoop to the lowest common denominator, because, even after two months, some people just don’t get it.
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