Letters to the editor

Editor, the Advocate:

I recently went shopping at H-E-B and was surprised and shocked when I noticed that about only one-third of the shoppers were wearing masks. I was wearing a mask because I might have COVID-19 and I didn’t want to spread the virus to others. Can any of you who were not wearing a mask explain why you are not concerned about the health of other shoppers?

H-E-B, could you designate certain days or hours when only shoppers with masks will be allowed in the store? Advocate, could you start writing stories and listing businesses that are safe (masks required) for me to shop in?

In the meantime, I am staying home and keeping my money in my wallet. I will not be helping to open up our local economy.

David Lentz, Victoria

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Pat Tally

You must have missed all the posts about how stupid mask wearers are, how masks are useless, how experts are so often wrong so why believe them, and the posts of people who have even been publically mocked (yes,here) for wearing them. Apparently we are living in a hot bed of suburban resistance where it’s more important to win an argument than prevent the spread of a deadly virus that continues to kill people around the country. Our poor response and high death rate has shown the world we are no longer a world leader, we aren’t even decent world followers.

George Schwarz Staff
George Schwarz

This lack of masking is more prevalent that just HEB. In our extremely limited travels around town, our estimate is that about half our population is not wearing masks. I see it as a political statement that half of our neighbors don't care about the welfare of half who care about them. I thought Victoria was better than that.

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