Before face masks, Americans went to war against seat belts.   6 comments

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Before face masks, Americans went to war against seat belts.

A small but vocal minority of people in the US are protesting face-mask mandates.
In the early 1980s, the public safety battle was over seat belts. Most Americans didn’t use them and 65% opposed them being enforced by law. “There was a libertarian streak among resistors,” car safety pioneer Ralph Nader told Business Insider. “They took the stance that ‘you’re not going to tie the American people up in seat belts.'”
More than 50 years after “Unsafe at Any Speed,” Nader said “we are a very hard society to change cognitively.”

State and federal officials nationwide have ordered the use of protective face masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Many businesses have instituted similar policies to protect customers and staff.

It’s a relatively straightforward precaution with proven public health benefits. Still, a small but vocal…

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Posted June 16, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

6 responses to “Before face masks, Americans went to war against seat belts.

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  1. Unfortunately, both wearing face masks and social distancing are only “recommended” here in Texas. That, of course, is not based on any scientific evdence but is politically motivated.

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  2. My wife is ultra-high risk and i am high-risk. People who do not want to wear face masks are callous sub-humans. Period.

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