I give the ones who are standing for masks to be over an eagle. So opinions are just that, an opinion, and for you to be able to have yours printed in a paper or circulated in an email doesn’t make it any better than mine and those who agree with me.

No masks and back to normal because too many lives have been destroyed by ruining small businesses with restrictions that haven’t changed one thing.

People wearing masks and social distancing have not stopped COVID and it won’t. It’s just a false sense of security that does more harm than good.

Paul Henderson

Southern Pines

Publisher’s Note: This is a letter to the editor, submitted by a reader, and reflects the opinion of the author. The Pilot welcomes letters from readers on its Opinion page, which serves as a public forum. The Pilot is not in the business of suppressing public opinion. We are a forum for community debate, and publish almost every letter we receive. For information on how to make a submission, visit this page: https://www.thepilot.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/

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Dusty Rhoades

"Please be kind enough to name your doctors so I can put them on my do not visit list."

In responses to another letter, people demanded to know the name of the business when the owner said she'd require masks.

I thought y'all didn't approve of cancel culture?

David StClair

I agree with Mr. Henderson that he is entitled to his own opinion. As someone once said, though, you are not entitled to your own facts. Masks and social distancing work in slowing Covid - no one ever said it would eliminate it.

Kent Misegades

Welcome to the world of the thinking man, enjoying liberty and oxygen.

Ken Owens

It's too bad Trump made wearing masks a political statement. I've noticed that only Trump supports think masks are useless. How sad for America.

Jim Tomashoff

Ignorance, apparently, is bliss. Virtually every doctor in the world disagrees with you, but I guess your opinion is just as valid as theirs. Right? Kent will find a few, a very, very few, iconoclastic doctors who agree with you and him, of course

Kent Misegades

Jim, virtually every doctor I know agrees that masks do far worse than good. Go to any area government office - no one wears masks, until they see a visitor. It’s all a giant scam and you are being taken my friend.

Jim Tomashoff

Absolute nonsense, except you probably check out the political beliefs of your doctors and choose them accordingly. How do you know that no one wears masks in government offices until they see a visitor? I think you're lying, something you do whenever you offer a comment. Oh, and you are not now, nor will you ever be, my friend. If it were up to me your right to comment would have been rescinded long ago, on the grounds that much of what you write is the equivalent of yelling "fire" in a crowded theatre when there is none and causing who knows how many deaths and injuries.

Roger Davis

Please be kind enough to name your doctors so I can put them on my do not visit list. I am sure they would love to see their names in the Pilot.

Justin Bradford

Kent how many doctors do you know? I work for dozens, ALL disagree with YOU. LMAO.

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