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Wearing masks: it's what we do for our fellow humans, out of respect

Local 24 News Anchor Richard Ransom looks at the debate over wearing masks in his Ransom Note.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Wearing face masks.

Katina and I have ours right here with us. As soon as we leave the studio, our masks our on.

We're required to, but we're also happy to.

I'm amazed when people who say wearing masks is a violation of their constitutional rights.

No. It's what we do for our fellow humans, out of respect.

It's also to help keep everyone safe and bring down the numbers of a pandemic that's making the U.S. a laughing stock around the world.

Wednesday, 39 doctors literally begged Governor Lee to issue a statewide mask mandate and require businesses to keep customers at a safe distance.

 So far, Lee won't do it, although he has given that authority to counties.

I don't know what he's waiting for.

This is no different than obeying a speed limit for everyone's safety, or wearing seatbelts, or observing no-smoking laws in public places.

They're uncomfortable. They're annoying.

So what? They work.

Time to mask up.

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