Letter: Time to Mask Up Again


In a move to contain the new Omicron variant, Californians are once again required to wear masks indoors. This includes Laguna’s grocery stores, surf shops, art galleries and more.

As expected, there already is push-back to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s mandate. Some say it is unconstitutional, while others complain it is hard to breathe when wearing a mask. I doubt members of the Ku Klux Klan, who’ve been known to wear hoods when marching, have ever complained about wearing masks (OK, hoods).

As far as I am concerned, a little discomfort is a small price to pay considering the alternative.  Please, people, wear a mask again.

Denny Freidenrich, Laguna Beach 

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  1. What a bizarre reference to the kkk. Makes no sense under any context. Like to understand what the contributor was thinking. What does a white supremacy groups deplorable uniforms have to do with people wearing mask again. Maybe some decent editing would have just scrapped this poorly written article.

  2. Disgusting! This letter was not written to inform citizens. It was written to shame and bully the maskless by inferring they wear KKK hoods but now refuse masks.

    Remember on July 4th Biden said “Together, we’re beating the virus. Together, we’re breathing life into our economy. Together, we will rescue our people from division and despair.” That was a lie as he’s defeated nothing, reopening and being lockdowns is an automatic lift to the economy and we are more divided as a nation as ever as demonstrated by homegrown viral trends like “Let’s Go Brandon!” Biden’s approval rating is a dismal disappointment falling quickly to 43% with the media (including you) towing him along with favorable coverage.

    To be fair you renamed the Delta Variant the Trump Variant, anything clever for Biden and Omicron? Or maybe a nickname for Biden now that tens of thousands more have died under Biden versus Trump?


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