So we’re doing masks now.
We weren’t doing them before, but we’re doing them now that flu season is already over.
Walmart and Sam’s Club will require all employees to wear masks or other face coverings starting Monday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Shoppers also will be encouraged to wear face masks as part of the retailers’ updated COVID-19 response.
The retail giant announced the changes in a letter sent to employees that was posted on Walmart.com late Friday.
The employee policy is for U.S. stores, clubs, distribution and fulfillment centers, and corporate offices, according to the letter written by Walmart U.S. president and CEO John Furner and Sam’s Club CEO Kath McLay.
“We have evolved our policy on face coverings from optional to mandatory as public health guidance has shifted,” the letter said. “The CDC now recommends wearing face coverings in public settings, including grocery stores, to help curb the spread of the virus.”
Remember that both China and South Korea used masks instead of shutting down their economies. And remember that the Surgeon General, the black guy, told people that they were more likely to get the virus if they wore masks.
If we were really, really, really worried about the coronavirus, we could have required everyone to wear a mask in the first place and not shut down the economy and collapse the country.
But instead, they:
- Told people not to wear masks
- Told everyone they weren’t allowed to work
- Locked everyone in their houses
- Allowed everyone to congregate at the supermarket, while not wearing a mask
- Finally told people that masks actually help prevent respiratory infections – claiming new information about the nature of respiratory viruses! – after flu season was already over
It is literally the worst possible series of decisions that could have been made.
It is becoming increasingly difficult for me to believe they didn’t do this to us on purpose.