- Nov 16, 2018
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- Hamilton, New Zealand
This showed up today - quite interesting: Scientist Demonstrates The Effect Of Wearing A Mask Vs. Not Wearing OneIn certain areas of my state wearing a mask in public IS mandatory by executive order of the Governor, and although you won't get arrested for not wearing one, you can/will get a fine - first offense $1000 fine, and it goes up from there each time. (and yes, they have fined newscasters for being out reporting the news in those areas without masks on)
I'm with the others who have said if you (you as in the collective "you" of the general public, not pointing any 1 person out here) don't want to wear a mask, then don't go where it's madated, or stay home. It's easy enough to avoid being in public when you don't have to be. And if you absolutely have to be out, wear a mask. If for health reasons you can't wear a mask, then you probably shouldn't be out in public anyway until this is all under control and contained. Have someone else do your errands and running around for you.
In New Zealand it was never mandated to wear a mask - but we were told that if we went out in public (which was only for 'essential' items like groceries or healthcare) we were told to "act as if we have the virus". In other words - do everything we can to avoid spreading it to others.