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Lenka Koloma believes being anti-mask is a righteous cause. Who can convince her otherwise?

Mic, Dec. 2, 2020

December 2, 2020

Lenka Koloma believes being anti-mask is a righteous cause. Who can convince her otherwise?

The precedent that public health and safety take priority over everyday law goes back centuries. “Some of the earliest laws in the United States, in fact even in the world, dating back to the 1300s, related to protecting the public’s health and safety,” explains Michele Goodwin, a founding director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy and a professor at the University of California at Irvine with specific expertise in bioethics and constitutional law.