India’s Anti-Maskers

Anti-mask sentiment is spreading across India as the nation second hardest-hit by COVID-19 makes precarious progress.
 
In some states, defying mask mandates is a fineable offense—yet one survey found that just 44% of people across 18 cities said they wore masks in public.
 
It’s about more than masks for some who see coronavirus restrictions as oppressive or an economic death knell for their families.
 
The Quote: “People have to choose whether to die of hunger or risk getting a virus that may or may not kill you,” Sunil Kumar Sinha, of Mumbai-based India Ratings and Research agency.
 
South China Morning Post

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