DEAR EDITOR:

I don’t like masks.

I feel like I should explain; in these past few months, as the national news has focused so heavily on the coronavirus outbreak, I have started to feel as if society has turned paranoid.

It’s not that coronavirus isn’t a real thing; it is and anyone who attempts to tell you otherwise is either insane or lying to you. What I do have a problem with, however, is how fearful our county and land have become of this virus. Everyone I see (with exceptions) is wearing a mask, many businesses and public agencies require a mask to be given service, et cetera.

Why? The coronavirus isn’t as deadly as I feel everyone is making it out to be. More people have recovered than have died, those who have died (for the most part) die because of the virus causing complications to pre-existing conditions, and although cases are up, deaths are down.

I’m no public health expert, epidemiologist, or any such person. I am just a normal citizen who feels that our county has been gripped by a fear of something that isn’t even that scary. If I am wrong, I am wrong. However, I can no longer stand by with these — grievances (for lack of a better term) without saying something.

Connor Joey-Malcolm Burns

Kennesaw

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