Savannah is included in this global pandemic
The virus is spreading.
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Much of Savannah remains in lockdown. Generally, the majority of the activity these days is in the downtown area where participants are out of town visitors. The mayor has mandated that everyone wear a mask in public, however, it seems that the vast majority of people are refusing to comply.
Wearing a mask saves lives, whether someone else’s or your own. It’s simple, and costs virtually nothing. And myriads of countries around the world have brought infection rates down to manageable levels largely in part by wearing masks.
I don’t buy the argument that wearing masks is somehow a restriction of our freedoms. Freedom is never an absolute. We have laws that prevent us from driving drunk because driving drunk endangers others as well as ourselves. We have laws that restrict us from burning garbage in dry, windy weather because burning garbage under those conditions endangers others. We even have laws requiring us to wear seat belts, when, for the most part, failing to do so endangers only ourselves.
Perhaps those who claim that wearing a mask is somehow a violation of their rights are simply in denial because they fear the deadliness of the virus; perhaps they have some misplaced political allegiance; or perhaps they are simply conspiracy mongers. Regardless, unless they are willing to live completely isolated from others, they do not have the right to put others at risk.
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