Letter: A poll should be taken to show anti-maskers don’t represent the majority view

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) People gather as the Salt Lake County Council holds a brief meeting on the mask mandate, in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

The actions of the naysayers at the recent Salt Lake County commission meeting are alarming to many of us. We are the silent majority and I believe that we outnumber them by a large margin.

A poll could and should be taken before a vote on the matter at hand is taken. The actions of our elected officials should reflect the betterment of our entire population, not just the squeaky-wheel participants. One of the problems of the COVID variants is that they cannot be seen, tasted or felt. Unmasked individuals are spreading the variants at an alarming pace as evidenced by the latest numbers. A good comparison would be: What if I had attended that particular meeting and lit up a cigar?

Ben Riding, West Jordan

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