The message has been consistent from the beginning about how to prevent spreading COVID-19: wear a mask, maintain social distance, and wash your hands. Unfortunately, some radio pundits and politicians, without any expertise in epidemiology, muddied the water. They told people that wearing a mask was a violation of their God-given rights.

I suggest that instead of listening to these pundits and politicians that you do what you have to do when you want to see a Kaiser doctor: Wear a mask and maintain social distance.

Tim Corfman, Tehachapi

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