KAREN REISDORFT, San Clemente

In a response to Jim Smith’s “Doing Our Small Part,” Dr. Lisa Brosseau, the retired professor, was quoted, stating “cloth masks don’t work.”

Let’s look at the rest of the paragraph from her summary published on April 1.

Dr. Brosseau goes on to say that her fear is that if people depend on masks, they might become lax about social distancing, which is the only sure way to prevent the spread of the virus.

One thousand new cases in one day in our small county? Frolicking on the beach pretending to be immune by practicing our “freedom”—now that’s “magical thinking.”

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