"The survival rate currently runs at 99.6%, and while physical health is important, we must not disregard mental health and the challenges that come from lockdowns and such orders that take away our ability to socialize. We’re social beings who live in communities. The rise in suicides and drug overdoses during this time indicates a deeper issue we were quick to neglect. The divisiveness in our country, the dehumanization brought on by masks, and the disregard for cultural expressions of oneself that have been fought for so fiercely in our country, are highly dangerous to our progress as a free nation and as a melting pot."