“My freedom ends where yours begins” is a simple idea that we should all keep in mind during the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing face masks has become an issue that’s fracturing the United States in half. One side believes that we should all wear face masks to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The other side believes that nobody has the right to tell them what to wear and do.

Now, more than ever, each and every person’s actions can have huge effects. To show that we should all be mindful of our communities and that we ought to protect our friends and neighbors, Twitter user Libby Jones posted a great analogy about the Freedom Cafe.

In the last 2 weeks, there has been an 80% increase in the number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in the US. However, some people still refuse to wear masks

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This made-up Freedom Cafe lets everyone do as they please. Patrons can come in with or without masks. However, all the employees are allowed to do whatever they like as well, whether it’s touching your food (don’t worry, they washed their hands) or choosing to cook chicken at whatever temperature they choose to. Libby’s post is a great analogy for how completely unbound freedom can lead to chaos. Some limits and rules are good. Especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Twitter user Libby Jones explained what would happen if everybody has unlimited freedom by using a great analogy about the Freedom Cafe

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Libby’s post went viral with over 7.7k likes and 5k retweets on Twitter. After that, it spread to other websites, including the online image sharing community Imgur where it got over 9.6k upvotes in less than a day.

The coronavirus situation in the US is getting worse and worse. In the last 2 weeks, there has been an 80 percent increase in the number of new Covid-19 cases in the US, according to The New York Times.

Meanwhile, the country is raising the bar with its numbers of newly confirmed positive coronavirus cases nearly every day. On Wednesday, July 1, 52,982 people in the US tested positive. It’s a new one-day record.

Because of this, some states are rolling back plans to loosen quarantine regulations. For instance, the BBC reports that New York has paused its plans to allow indoor dining. The situation is so serious that even President Donald Trump has changed his opinion and stated that he’d wear a face mask “in a tight situation.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious diseases expert in the US, said that the consequences could be dire if this surge isn’t controlled. “We got hit very badly, worse than any country, with regard to the number of cases and the number of deaths. The problem we’re facing now is that in an attempt to so-called reopen or open the government and get it back to some form of normality, we’re seeing very disturbing spikes in different individual states in the US,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today program.

This brings us back to Libby’s Twitter thread: freedom is great but rules are necessary for Freedom Cafe to run smoothly.

People thought Libby’s analogy was great

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Others joined in with jokes and more comments about freedom and wearing masks