No mask Indiana

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Ethan Pringle, reporter

 

200.6 million Americans have received at least one vaccination, more and more states are moving to the “no mask” mandate.

States like Texas have gone 100 percent no mask, and business owners can choose if you want it required. Was it a good idea for Indiana to do this? During the peak of COVID Indiana was one of the hotspots for it.

I think we have progressed enough and have taken all the right measures during this past year to protect us and help us, but I agree with Indiana and Texas and I like how we are progressing towards the no mask mandate. But if we were to face rising numbers again and have to wear a mask everywhere we go I would also understand that too. We are still in a pandemic and it is still killing people.

I asked my brother for his opinion.

“I don’t mind wearing a mask. If I have to do it to keep playing sports and allow others to play sports I will, but I would love it if the mask mandate got lifted. Imagine not having to worry about getting a mask when you leave the house or attending a sports game with a packed house. It seems so long ago when all of that was real life,” sophomore Dylan Pringle said.

I agree with the fact that it seems so long ago when I could look up from the court or the field and see a packed student section. It is such a great feeling to see that.

Now that the vaccine has been out for a little while, officials are allowing anyone over 16 to schedule their appointment to get there’s

“I am glad that it got out to our age group. I don’t really want to get the shot, but if it allows me and my friends, teammates, and classmates to get things back to normal and be able to play a full season of sports, I’m all in. I want nothing more than to see a full crowd cheering for their team,” sophomore Jackson Kidwell said.

I think I can speak for everyone when I say I want things to go back to normal, and I will wear a mask if I have to.