This week Michigan and Sparty put out a PSA to wear a mask called “The Ball’s In Your Court.”
While I don’t have any huge aversion to wearing a mask inside, in a public place during a pandemic, I do have a problem with the constant harping and shaming for those who don’t want to wear a mask. Choosing not to wear a mask doesn’t mean you don’t care about others, it’s a personal choice and if masks work, it shouldn’t bother anybody if a few don’t wear one. The risks of death from COVID-19 are small and not worthy of shaming your fellow citizen.
When the CDC condones rioting during a pandemic, you pretty much know it’s political.
“We should always evaluate the risks and benefits of efforts to control the virus,” Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins epidemiologist, tweeted on Tuesday. “In this moment the public health risks of not protesting to demand an end to systemic racism greatly exceed the harms of the virus.”
The video basically blames the general public, saying the ball is in your court, but that wasn’t the case when thousands rioted in the street for a month. That is where the outbreak originated, NOT from a few people in a bar in east Lansing or because some people when out to lunch or dinner.