Masking History

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Cartoon/Ed Turner

Region – Throughout history, masks have played an important part in many iconic movies and television shows, such as The Phantom of the Opera, the Lone Ranger and Batman. Now, they may even play a more heroic role – helping to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Some, of course, feel the requirement to wear a mask impedes on their civil rights. But as we watch what is happening in our country in places where masks are not required – and the virus is surging – we are thankful that the Baker- Polito Adminstration is relying on the scientific evidence that wearing a mask does help to stop the virus from spreading.