We need masks, not laws
I agree with anyone who says we don't need laws to tell us we HAVE to wear masks to keep from getting Covid. When the Spanish Flu was wiping out a huge swath of the world's population back in 1918, laws were put in place requiring mask wearing once they realized how much masks helped.
But we live in a different time and have benefit of advanced science and better, faster communication to inform the public about how to beat a deadly global pandemic. What we desperately do need instead of laws is good, reliable, honest information. We need for everyone to be well-informed about this deadly virus and not misled by dangerous misinformation.
Americans are smart people who want to do the right thing to protect everyone. We need to be as safe as we can be, and that involves everyone's understanding of some very important facts including that simple mask wearing by everyone in enclosed spaces definitely helps keep the virus from spreading.
Granted, most people will be just fine with this virus. However, whether or not we feel personally vulnerable to Covid is irrelevant because we want to do what we can to protect people who are at high risk of getting the virus and from dying. Since wearing a mask accomplishes that, then that is what we will do.
I have faith that Americans will figure this out and will do the right thing for all Americans, and that is wearing masks until this is over.
Sincerely and hopefully,