I was disappointed to see the cartoon in the July 8, 2021 edition.
It has been a difficult 16 months as we have all navigated through a virus that shook the world and we had to make constant adjustments to how we worked, played and lived.
Masks and social distancing, along with increased hygiene (hand washing and sanitizers) were important and vital steps we all had to take to lessen our chances of catching COVID-19.
Masks did not impede or hinder our ‘freedom’, rather, allowed us to use the science that taught us that this virus could be contained by minimizing the spread of droplets expelled from mouths and noses. Masks may not have been comfortable at times, but to infer that they were stupid does a huge disservice to our health care providers who fought tirelessly to treat the overwhelming number of cases.
To those families that lost loved ones, or those that are living with the long haul effects of COVID-19, my heart hurt for the insensitive message this cartoon conveyed.