Hugh Ermacora, Byron Bay
‘Take your masks off!’ yelled the young scruff at my companion and me, as he speared his skateboard between our coffee table and the shop front. Meanwhile, around the corner at Main Beach strollers were enjoying the sun and the magic view we all know so well. Yet hardly a face mask to be seen!
What drives this madness? Some warped sense of ‘freedom’? Mandy Nolan’s brilliant Soapbox last week does provide some valuable insights. But I also can’t help but take note of the advice from Professor Allen Cheng, the Co-chair of ATAGI. ‘Eventually, everyone is either going to get infected or they’re going to get vaccinated’ (SMH 25 July).
In the meantime, let’s hope that we don’t lose what it is that we all cherish in this special corner of the world.