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9/25/20  7:47 am
Commenter: Barbara Smith

Very strongly oppose

This is excessive government overreach.  There is ample scientific evidence that wearing masks could make transmission of Covid more likely. Masks make communication more difficult.  Reading lips is necessary for those who have any degree of hearing loss or who are trying to understand anyone with an an accent.  Masks are a barrier for English  language learners or those studying a foreign language.  Psychologically it distances people and increases the frequency, duration, and severity of mental illnesses.  I find it difficult to breathe after wearing a mask for a period of time and I find I am less active.  Citizens should be free to make their own choices.

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