After the United States reaches a grim number of COVID deaths, people are still fighting the use of masks. And one shocking story has broken the internet this week ...
Now, every one of us has had to deal with the challenges 2020 threw at us...
via: GettyAnd now we're in 2021, things seem as though they're very slowly returning to normal.
Places are reopening, restrictions are being lifted...
via: GettyAnd the world feels a little less like an apocalypse movie.
But despite the positive changes, there are still some precautions we all have to take...
via: GettyTo prevent us from plummeting back into the worst of it.
In fact, some precautions are becoming mandatory in some places.
In the majority of states and in many countries, it has become mandatory to wear a face mask or covering.
Although some people have been choosing to wear a face-covering regardless...
But the issue that many people have discovered is how uncomfortable face masks can be...
Especially when they are worn for a long period of time.
This has resulted in some people simply refusing to wear them, or all together, mocking the importance of wearing a mask.
Despite this, health experts have stressed their importance over and over again.
Healthline describes them as "crucial in the fight against the pandemic." They stressed that this rule is to protect others and not yourself. Wearing a mask reduces the transmission of the disease by at least half.
Face coverings are critical to stopping the spread of #COVID19, so we have updated our guidance to include information on fit, layering and who should wear higher grade masks. But no matter which covering you choose, it's most important to keep wearing it: https://t.co/ZzNcH3PS8H pic.twitter.com/ZUjRbqBiht— nychealthy (@nycHealthy) February 18, 2021
You'd think the pros would outweigh the cons, right?
And it's these people who have undoubtedly contributed to the length of this terrible pandemic.
When will people learn?!
But one anti-mask story has horrified the internet this week.
People are horrified by this footage.
A woman from the Bay Area posted a truly horrifying Instagram.
In it, she's abusing an Uber driver while refusing to follow his mask policy.
"No, f*** the mask," she yells.
While also declaring "I got corona."
She even grabs his phone and tries to remove his mask.
San Francisco PD also claim after leaving the car she attempted to spray pepper spray into the vehicle.
SFPD says anyone with information on this crime should call their tip line.