The consensus in healthcare is that wearing masks in public venues is effective against the spread of COVID 19.
We have laws against dumping raw sewage and other toxic effluent in our common waterways. What’s the big deal about preventing your own sputum from infecting the common air during a pandemic?
Would we tolerate someone pouring toxic waste and chemicals in our waters by calling it an expression of freedom? Would we tag such people as having the right to do so? Or would they be shamed, as well as arrested and charged with endangering public safety?
Has a sense of entitlement encouraged those who refuse to wear a mask? Are they supported by leadership that mocks and shuns mask wearing?
I think so.