Kayleigh McEnany, the president’s press secretary, said wearing a protective face mask is a personal choice.

No, not really. It's a selfish choice and a choice that shows a lack of respect for others, and a lack of respect for science, the public health experts and it indicates a lack of intelligence by disregarding a proven way to cut down on the spread of COVID-19.

Unfortunately, her selfishness and ignorance are shared by many people who should know better, and who should care enough about others to put up with the mild discomfort of wearing a face mask in public.

MARY DRAKE

retired rehabilitation counselor

Baton Rouge