First Amendment | COVID-19 rules test the balance of personal liberty and social good
by Steve West
Posted 8/04/20, 02:26 pm
Steve Armstrong struggles with recommendations to wear masks in public. A frequent business traveler, the Apex, N.C., resident remembers realizing he didn’t have a mask on his last flight while most of the other passengers wore them.
“I just felt sick seeing them,” he said. “You can’t get the nonverbal communication you normally have, and it’s fear-inducing.”
While Armstrong objects to government-mandated masks, he said he wears one when required because they may help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
“Good people will do their part,” he said.