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Letter: Wash your masks

  • Author: Diane Pleninger
    | Opinion
  • Updated: May 23
  • Published May 23

Cloth coronavirus masks remind me of an old story: A Third-World resident expressed utter bafflement after he watched a white European empty the contents of his nose into a piece of cloth, carefully fold it up and put it back in his pocket. “They save their snot,” he marveled. There’s a lot of cloth walking around out there without benefit of soap and water, day after day, week after week.

— Diane Pleninger


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