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Nancy Hannah speaks to the Elkhart County Board of Health as supporters gather in the back of a meeting room otherwise arranged to encourage social distancing.

GOSHEN — A number of residents spoke at the end of the Elkhart County Health Board meeting Thursday night to voice their displeasure with the mask mandate and share a view that the pandemic isn't as serious as it's often portrayed.

Health Officer Dr. Lydia Mertz signed a mask order for Elkhart County at the end of June, which pre-dated a statewide mask mandate by a few weeks. The mask mandates faced swift pushback.

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sidearm

Joe, are you telling me you’ve never known an educated idiot?

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Joe King

Only those who's degrees are from google... Education from an accredited college can not be compared with "street smarts", apples v oranges..only fools complain about educated people.

wisegenie

i don't think people are really listening to the messaging. Masks worn by all are not to primarily protect yourself, but to prevent spread to those of us who are more elderly, or have health conditions that make us more vulnerable to possibly fatal disease. I'm sorry that students are hearing the message the wrong way.

sidearm

People with medical conditions and the elderly should stay home and be safe. Kids need to socialize and need to be in school.

Revolution 1776

Did the health department give a public notice prior to the meeting . I'm a taxpayer & didn't hear about it . I would have gone

Joe King

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

― Issac Asimov

fire111

Love Joe's quote from a largely elitist science fiction writer. Even with Asimov's admission ..."no matter how various the subject matter I write on, I was a science-fiction writer first and it is a science-fiction writer that I want to be identified". And Asimov was as elitist as any. He wrote about Americans...." To be sure, the average American can sign his name more or less legibly, and can make out the sports headlines- but how many non elitist Americans can, without undue difficulty, read as many as a thousand consecutive words of small print, some of which may be trisyllabic?" Thanks Joe! Now we know! What a BLOW!

Joe King

An elitist? Please...what an ignorant response...he came from Russian immigrants, holds multiple degrees, was a college professor and successful writer. And because what he says back them about a cult of ignorance strikes a cord with trump and his loyal clan of very fine people...you call him an elite...no, he’s educated...please know the difference.

fire111

Yes Joe! An elitist! Any person that believes the above quote, believes he is elite. Certainly Mr Asimov was not an egalitarianist! And those claiming other's statements to be ignorant are probably elitist also!

sidearm

Joe, himself is an elitist. He equates education with intelligence while some of the dumbest people I know are very well educated snobs. Joe is a basement elitist, probably will end up in the hall of fame.

Joe King

“He equates education with intelligenceI...”. Ha,ha,ha,,thanks for that line....I needed that laugh...what a foolish statement...do you even read what you type? I see you and fire are cult members of ignorance....probably lifetime members... wear a mask, wash your hands and listen to scientist and medical officials for advice...not “Nancy “

sidearm

Thank you Nancy Hannah, a voice of reason in the field of sheep.

Joe King

Was this on video too? I need a good laugh.....

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