My wife and I wear face masks when we grocery shop, in consideration of other shoppers as well as to try and protect ourselves. While grocery shopping at Eddie's last week I saw two White Mountain Apache Tribe ambulance personnel shopping without masks. I recently read a couple of articles in the Independent concerning COVID-19 issues on the W.M.A.T. reservation. Seems we are getting mixed messages locally now as well as nationally. I don't know what to believe anymore so I choose to rely on Proverbs 3:5-6.

Rodney Skowronek,


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A team of scientists and academics from Europe and California recently built a computer simulation demonstrating that if 80 percent of the population wore masks, infection rates would plunge by more than 90 percent. That finding lines up with remarkably low infection rates in Asian countries where mask wearing is near-universal, including Hong Kong and Taiwan, each of which has had fewer than 10 deaths despite high population density. "The countries that flattened the curve used masks in public," Dutch disease expert Chris Kenyon told the BBC.

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