There are several ways to minimize the spread of the corona-19 virus. Wear a face mask, be socially distant, hand washing, and disinfecting surfaces. But, by far, the best scientific reason to prevent infection in both symptomatic and asymptomatic people is the face mask. Why? Because it protects the wearer and others, some of the high risk individuals around them. But for some reason the concept has been seen as a violation of their first amendment rights. This has nothing to do with the first amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Although the supreme court has dealt with many first amendment issues, the choice to not wear a face mask is putting others at risk without regard to eliminating the virus. Yet, every day I see people who just don't seem to care about ending the threat of the virus.
Many people are depending on science to provide a vaccine but mask wearing is a violation of their free choice. Thanks for putting everyone else at risk!