The Postindustrial Podcast, Bonus Episode 3: Maskless Sneers
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public when around people outside of their household. Yet some Americans resist this simple measure.
In this bonus episode, a trip to an Italian market in Ohio becomes uncomfortable, as some balk at wearing masks.
Those Americans willing to endure the minor inconveniences of wearing a mask in order to curtail the spread of the virus are effectively prisoners of those who won’t.
Carmen Gentile has worked for The New York Times and CBS News, among others. His book, “Blindsided by the Taliban,” documents his life as a war reporter and the aftermath of his brush with death after being shot with a rocket-propelled grenade while embedded with U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan. He is a founder and editor-at-large of Postindustrial Media.