October 3, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

While Trump’s contracting of the coronavirus is being blamed on his reluctance to indelibly don a mask, Trump's detractors tout masks as the cure-all for the coronavirus. Yet, masks are prescribed by professionals to be worn primarily indoors when social distancing is impossible. In light of this, one has to wonder how anyone can blame the coronavirus diagnosis of the President of the United States, the most socially distanced man on the planet, to his reluctance to wear a mask. When you add to this the fact that Trump also lives in the world’s premier protective bubble—no one is even allowed into his presence without first testing negatively for the virus—you are forced to conclude that our president’s coronavirus diagnosis does not remove all questions about the effectiveness of wearing masks, but raises questions about the effectiveness of social distancing. There’s no guaranteed protection from this virus, not for anyone, not for a mask-wearing public nor for a social distanced President. Therefore, we ought to stop panning one another’s practices and start praying for one another’s protection.