Wear a mask, or don't take up a hospital bed Posted in: Opinions To those of you who think it's not really necessary to wear masks in public, I'd like to ask you to refuse to be taken to the hospital when you actually do catch this virus. The "survival rate" may be quite high, but at what price? Many people are spending weeks in ICU, followed by more weeks in rehab. Intensive care units in our hospitals are already over crowded with patients who decided they didn't need to follow COVID precautions, and who now regret not following the precautions. So please, do us all a favor when you do get sick. Don't ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!