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The politics of masks: Suddenly, wearing a mask, or not, is part of a cultural clash that hits home in divided Wisconsin

President Donald Trump, left, is shown May 21 at a Ford plant in Michigan that has been converted to making personal protection and medical equipment. Former Vice President Joe Biden, right, wears a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus at the Delaware Memorial Bridge Veterans Memorial Park on May 25. (Photo: AP) And so, another political fault line in America.

To wear a mask, or not.

Suddenly, it has become a political thing. And a cultural, one, too.

Even though, it’s a medical thing, a way to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and to cope with a global pandemic that has already led to 100,000 American lives lost.

And counting.

The other day, Gov. Tony Evers made his best case for taking the politics out of wearing a mask, explaining how everyone can help the wider community.”One of the most important things you can do to help others is to wear a mask or another face-covering in public,” Evers said. “Wearing a mask shouldn’t be a political statement. It isn’t controversial and it’s not hard to do.””Masks can sometimes get a little warm and or feel a bit awkward,” the Democratic governor added. “And wearing one in […]

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