Dear Editor:

People don’t like to be told what to do, I get it, but those who refuse to wear masks because it infringes on their rights are just dead wrong.

The real issue is not their rights but their clear lack of concern for their fellow humans beings. It is universally accepted by physicians with any knowledge of infectious disease that mask wearing is necessary right now, so I do not understand people who refuse to wear them.

If everyone would just cooperate and follow the reasonable recommendations of the CDC and the Alabama Department of Public Health on mask wearing maybe we could get through this pandemic before we kill half a million people.

Please everyone, think of someone besides yourself. WEAR A MASK!

—George Buckner, MD

Scottsboro

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