Bob Hansen

BOB HANSEN

The Echo

You people who think it’s your decision about whether to wear a face mask in public during the coronavirus pandemic are thinking about it all wrong.

You could be wishing that my mother was dead. She’s 93, physically fragile. She can’t leave my house except to visit the doctor. But if you breathe on me and I catch the coronavirus that you didn’t know you had, and then I go home and kiss my mother, before either of us know it, we are both infected. Not to mention infecting others that we might have come in contact with.

Bob Hansen is the Connersville News-Examiner's editor. Contact him at 765-825-0588 ext. 235 or bhansen@newsexaminer.com.