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We All Wear Seatbelts. We Can’t Learn to Wear Masks?

Sep 29, 2020 - The New York Times

Americans have gotten used to all sorts of mandates. There’s no reason it should be this hard to enforce ones around the coronavirus.

Americans have gotten used to all sorts of mandates. There’s no reason it should be this hard to enforce ones around the coronavirus.

I was a reporter in Rome in 2005 when Italy banned smoking in restaurants. I was skeptical. For many Italians, having a cigarette with after-dinner coffee was simply part of the meal, like dessert. Also, Italians are...