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Letter: Sheriff asked to reconsider his views on masks

In a recent article in Steamboat Pilot & Today, Sheriff Garrett Wiggins is quoted as saying, “I wish I knew if they (masks) worked or not. … A lot of people believe they don’t.”

The Sheriff should consider not what “a lot of people” believe. He should consider what scientists and medical professionals know, believe and advise.

When I seek guidance on law enforcement and public safety matters, I do not consider “what a lot of people believe.” I consider what the Sheriff knows, believes and advises.

This is why we have informed professionals in both public health, public safety and law enforcement.

I ask that the much respected Sheriff reconsider his views.

James DeFrancia

Steamboat Springs

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