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Mask Ruling Not Good for All

New York Times (April 19) – Dr. Rebecca Lee Smith, an epidemiologist at the University of Illinois, said the ruling on masks was especially unfortunate because some people at higher risk of severe illness might have no choice but to take public transit to work or medical appointments. “We need to protect the people who have to use these, who may not have other protections,” said Dr. Smith, who spoke Tuesday while riding on a commercial bus in Illinois where she said everyone was wearing a mask.