I was disappointed to read in a recent article that David Morgan, the new director of the Anchorage Health Department, equates the choice of whether or not to wear a mask during the surge in COVID-19 cases with the choice of whether to wear professional or casual business attire.
I think most medical personnel consider masking somewhat more impactful than choosing whether to wear a suit or slacks to work. If one is contagious, wearing a mask might help protect countless people the wearer might encounter, including children who aren’t yet eligible for vaccination. Conversely, I doubt Mr. Morgan’s work wardrobe impacts many people at all. How can the director of our health department trivialize our health so blatantly?
— Coleen Dalton
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