Congratulations to those that have successfully succeeded in elevating Curry County to extreme risk, (Curry Coastal Pilot, December 18, 2020, front page), by failure to wear a mask or by wearing it below their nostrils. That practice might be called HALF MASKED. For the proper wearing of a mask, search “CDC wearing of mask.”

It is suggested for those that fail or refuse to wear a mask properly, that if they, sadly, are infected by the Covid-19, they should also fail or refuse to obtain medical treatment. This will possibly make way for the people that have attempted to avoid Covid-19 to have room at a hospital or medical facility to get treatment for this serious virus. Those should also self-isolate themselves from family, loved ones and others.

COVID-19 has already altered the way that restaurants operate and restricted or closed down other businesses.  Increase of the pandemic may cause further loss of stores or services. Many people have related, publicly, “I would do anything to have them back” (in regards to a lost loved one). There is a way that can possibly help us from repeating that same phrase.

Please wear a mask properly, yours and others’ lives might depend on it. Today’s comfort and enjoyment are not nearly as important as tomorrow’s health and economic future. The mask they wear, will show they care.  The wearing of a mask is far less disturbing or uncomfortable than the wearing of a ventilator in a hospital.

If everyone would do their share, we can return to the way of life that we enjoyed before. Those who want, can have a job, food before them and a roof over their head. Looking forward, in the future, to seeing all around Brookings, happy and healthy.


Phil Cox


Retired sheriff’s deputy, Orange County, Calif.

Sheriff’s investigator, Humboldt County, Calif.


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