To Mask or Not to Mask?
October 13, 2021
Seniors Westin Ramsey and Austin Amani debate whether or not masks are an issue of safety or personal freedom.
It’s About Personal Freedom
We are all sick of hearing about the controversy of masks from the news. Especially after the vaccines became approved. Since then the battle between mask or no mask has been raging with no stop. My personal opinion on this issue is that because many people are fully vaccinated, there is no need for masks anymore. I have always believed that the vaccine is safe, even after the false news started spreading. Whether it’s Moderna or Pfizer, I knew that an end was in sight. Even though science says that masks stop the transmission of Covid, I believe the science behind that vaccine. But don’t get me wrong masks work though. Now society in America can slowly get rid of masks and Covid. But masks have become a hot political issue locally and nationally. Parents have overreacted in this debate and think that masks are a violation of our rights. It is not though. The government is doing its best to keep everyone safe and defeat Covid once and for all. I believe that if the person is fully vaccinated, no masks are required.
Masks Make Us Safer
Over the last year and a half, mask mandates have been a highly controversial topic. We went from total lockdown to mask mandates, to vaccinations, to partial mask mandates. We are in a vicious and deadly cycle. While I understand that masks can be annoying and hard to breathe in, they are essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19. I would much rather wear a mask and save a life, then not and possibly end one.
What people seem to not understand is that in order for this to all be over, for the mask mandates to go away and for our lives to go back to normal, we must wear a mask and get vaccinated.