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I recently traveled out of my home state through New  York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

At every gas station, donut shop, hotel and pizza place there was 100% mask wearing compliance.  That includes highway rest stops as well.

I take heart.

Returning home I find only a 70% ( unofficial, of course) mask wearing rate on the main street of downtown.  And I lose heart.

I muster up the nastiest look I can muster behind my mask at the non -maskers, my mother used to call it – Stink Eye, and I make sure to swerve a good and deliberate 10 feet out of the way of the clods who refuse to wear masks.

The question posed in the title is not all that difficult to answer.

And as far as those ” embers” of the virus, those embers are people with lives and families.