ELKHART — The typical spring at Wellfield is bustling with members and guests from around the region with the most frequently asked questions being, “What flower is this?” or “Can I book a tour for my group?”

But due to the coronavirus pandemic, this is not a typical spring.

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sidearm

Or you can just take a walk through almost any Elkhart neighborhood and leave your mask at home. The colors this spring are awesome and you don’t have somebody chastising you for not having a worthless piece of cloth covering your face while enjoying the weather. This is getting out of hand folks.

FlyNavy

Atta boy. Keep that virus spreading. It's not just ignorant people that spread the virus, they are much better at it.

sidearm

Keep up with the fear tactics Fly. Thinking a cloth mask is going to stop a virus is like thinking a chain link fence will stop a fly. Stay hidden in your basement, it’s better for all of us.

fire111

I'm wondering Fly...is that virus just floating around in the air, waiting to light on your body? Most people don't even know they have it. A large amounts are in nursing homes. Last report I saw well over half Elkhart County cases were people in nursing homes and staff. The reason you are in a nursing home is you have contributing factors making you unable to care to for yourself. Walking around with a handkerchief on your face hardly makes a person safe. Nor does it serve well to stem spread! And really...that piece of cloth is a one time use appliance! Stay home Fly. Don't let anyone in your home. I doubt there will ever be a cure! Vaccine maybe! Viruses are sneaky! So are governors like Gretch the assassin! She will kill Michigan!

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FlyNavy

Sidearm, you are missing the point of a facemask and that is a common trait among the uniformed. I don't believe anyone, make that any qualified scientific expert, ever said a cloth or paper mask would stop the virus entirely. It certainly will reduce the probability of infectious droplets extending as far. The mask is primarily to protect others. If everyone wasn't ignorant and would use one, it would help all.

It really isn't hard to keep up. I recommend trying it once.

Joe King

"They say you can't fix stupid. Turns out, you can't quarantine it either"

sidearm

The cloth mask debate is certainly undecided, scientists and doctors on both side of the issue. Fly and Joe are very much into the push the fear program. So be it, stay home and let the healthy people get back to their daily lives. We won’t miss you and I am not personally offended by your typical liberal argument that I am too stupid to understand. Like a cow you will blindly follow your leader over the cliff. Enjoy the basement boys.

Joe King

sidearm says " stay home and let the healthy people get back to their daily lives."... And when the healthy people start getting sick and worse start to die because the hospitals are overrun....don't worry, the smart people who take precautions and listened to health officials will be there to replace you...

FlyNavy

BTW, Sidearm, I don't think you are stupid. I really don't. You are however, ignorant concerning the Covid-19 virus and the science concerning it. Huge difference. That can be fixed with a little effort.

Joe King

If you hate wearing a mask, you're REALLY going to hate wearing a ventilator.

fire111

Look to see more CPAP and BiPAP usage. Not nearly as invasive!

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