Anti-Mask Republican Mocks Ohio's Governor For Testing Positive For COVID-19

JakeThomas

"Has he not been wearing his mask, or do masks not stop the spread?”

Ohio state Rep. Nino Vitale (R) mocked Governor Mike DeWine (R) after his office announced that the governor had tested positive for COVID-19.

  • According to a screenshot shared by Tyler Buchanan of the Ohio Capital Journal, Vitale wrote in a Facebook post: “While I certainly wish no ill will nor poor health on the governor, I think the question must be asked. Has he not been wearing his mask, or do masks not stop the spread?”

  • Buchanan recalled in another tweet that Vitale “once suggested DeWine knew about the coronavirus in *March 2019* in order to secure "total dictatorial power" ahead of time.”

  • Vitale’s question about masks reveals a lack of understanding of their purpose. Masks do not protect the wearer from getting the virus. Masks help reduce the chance of a sick person spreading the virus — which is why the practice is most beneficial when everyone wears a mask.
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