Fans of Best of the Web Today--Michael Smith
"The Covid-19 pandemic is the perfect political weapon.
It has no cure, no vaccine and no real therapeutic regimen.
The only successful management tool currently available to the public at large is avoidance.
That being the case, it is a tool that can be turned on and off.
It can be deemed selectively deadly...
The debates over wearing/not wearing a mask, whether a mask even provides a sufficient degree of safety and to whom it protects (the wearer or the public) has transitioned from a scientific discussion to one of moral dimensions - you are viewed as and active weapon if you do not wear a mask in public.
If you don't wear a mask all the time, you are essentially a fully semi-automatic AR-15 carrying, high capacity magazine toting, body armor wearing, school shooting, serial killer wanna-be...