- Some shoppers refuse to wear masks or face coverings for political reasons.
- In some cases, confrontations between store workers and customers have resulted in deadly violence.
For ideological, not health, reasons, masks have become the latest flashpoint in the culture wars, and it is not always neatly broken into Left vs. Right either, though anti-maskers tend to be mostly Rightward Trump supporters.
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