A Target employee in California broke his arm after trying to remove two customers refusing to wear masks. In Flint, Michigan, a security guard at a Family Dollar store was shot and killed after a dispute with a disgruntled customer over wearing a face mask.
“The nurse asked him to put his mask on if he wanted to be seen,” the urologist said. “He got verbally aggressive with her, saying he had a right not to wear a mask, and that we were denying his constitutional rights.#COVIDー19
At that point, the patient called 911 to complain he was being denied medical care. “We’re a private property, not an emergency room. “We’re not required to treat him, and he was not having an acute emergency. I think he just had a very poor understanding of what his rights were
The dispatcher declined to send an officer to the scene, but the clinic then called the police. “He ended up walking out of the building before the cops showed up.” The mask, the urologist says, “not just for his safety. It’s for the safety of those around him.#COVIDー19
But medical professionals interviewed by Vox in three states suggest health care workers are at times being put at risk by people refusing to wear masks in health care facilities. This rejection of a public health measure only adds to the threats to frontline health care workers

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