Masks are path to reopening

Posted 5/21/20

Occam's Razor stipulates that the simplest solution is usually the best solution. All of us want to reopen — we all want the economy to stabilize, to attend family reunions, send our kids back to …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Username
Password
Log in

Don't have an ID?


Print subscribers

If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.

Non-subscribers

Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.

If you made a voluntary contribution of $25 or more in Nov. 2018-2019, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access Includes access to all websites


Our print publications are advertiser supported. For those wishing to access our content online, we have implemented a small charge so we may continue to provide our valued readers and community with unique, high quality local content. Thank you for supporting your local newspaper.

Masks are path to reopening

Posted

Occam's Razor stipulates that the simplest solution is usually the best solution.

All of us want to reopen — we all want the economy to stabilize, to attend family reunions, send our kids back to school, and pursue our travel dreams — all without dying or killing others in the process.

There has been a lot of contradicting and false information — it is easy to get confused and frustrated. However, the newest research coming out overwhelmingly points to the great advantages of wearing masks: In societies where people wear masks and social distance, cases of COVID drop 80%.

The backlash against wearing masks is not only deadly, it is ironic. While there are some who are medically unable to wear masks, most of the backlash comes from those who don't want to wear masks as a sign they want economic restrictions ended. But, if 80% of us wore masks, the economy could recover faster as the pandemic ceases to spread and we are all safer to move about freely.

I hope all of us who are medically able will choose to wear masks so we can stop this virus and restart the economy. It truly is the safest, simplest, and cheapest option we have.

Christina Marriott

Highlands Ranch

Comments

Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.