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JIM SMITH, San Clemente

I must have been near the target, since three people responded to my letter about mask wearing. 

Here’s a comment on each. Vicki Marks finds it a mystery that I questioned the science of the mask edict despite the CDC. She missed the fact that the CDC had previously said masks are only needed if you have the disease or care for someone with it.  

Karen Reisdorft didn’t like my expert’s quote, so she changed the topic to people becoming lax about social distancing.

Finally, Tony Hays thinks “disagreement is good,” but gratuitously says there is “universal agreement” favoring masks.   

My point is that there’s little evidence how much protection masks offer versus physical distancing of 6 feet or more, or hand washing. 

Stay smart and safe.

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