Opinion: Critical thinking needed!

This opinion is a rant—a passionate, typically angry, speech or piece of writing about one particular topic.

This rant is about American anti-maskers—people who are opposed to wearing a face mask during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Take a deep breath and try to read as emphatically as you can.

"I can't stand it! These people who won't wear masks even though all the medical science says it helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. I hope all the anti-maskers have never taken meds for anything, or know anyone who has. That includes blood pressure meds, insulin, asthma inhalers, allergy medicine, pain relievers, eye drops—heck, even bandaids! What do they put on a cut? Natural remedies like moss and honey? I highly doubt it. So they're either totally ignorant, or total hypocrites.

The real problem is, they have no critical thinking skills. They believe whatever they hear as long as it fits with what they already believe. They'll say, 'Yes! That's the truth!'  Even if it's totally wrong. They don't stop to think about who's saying it or why. They don't stop to think. Period.

That's why the world is in so much trouble. That's why people refuse to believe the medical scientists and refuse to wear masks. And that's why the U.S. has the highest coronavirus infection rates of any developed country. It infuriates me that we are all put at risk because people don't know how, or won't, think."

Why do you think people refuse to wear masks during a pandemic? Do Homework
What about the writing style tells you that this is a rant? Do Homework
What is critical thinking? Why is it important? Do Homework