California’s former Republican Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, compared not wearing masks to running a red light, “then you kill someone else and then it is your doing.”
In a Wednesday interview, the “Terminator” star tackled COVID-19 infection prevention and shared that he embraces science.
“People should know, there is a virus here, it kills people, and the only way we prevent it is to get vaccinated, wear masks, do social distancing… And not just to think about well my freedom is being kind of disturbed here.”
“No, screw your freedom,” Schwarzenegger continued. “Because with freedom comes obligations and responsibilities. We cannot just say, ‘I have the right to do X, Y and Z.’ When you affect other people, that is when it gets serious.”
He likened the obligation to stop the spread of coronavirus variants to stopping at traffic lights.
“You cannot say, ‘No one is going to tell me that I’m going to stop here, that I have to stop at this traffic light here. I’m going to go right through it,’” he went on. “Then you kill someone else, and then it is your doing.”
“So, this is the same thing with the virus,” Schwarzenegger remarked. “You cannot go and not put the mask on because when you breathe, you can infect someone else. And you can infect someone that then gets sick and may die.”
He believes Americans must work together to “lick” the virus and put politics aside. “Yeah you have the freedom to wear no mask,” he concluded. “But you know something, you’re a schmuck for not wearing a mask… It’s just that simple.”
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