CHEROKEE, N.C. — The principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) is glad Sevier County will begin requiring masks July 10 to combat a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Principal Chief Richard Sneed required masks in the sovereign tribal lands starting June 26. ..
"I'm glad that they are [mandating masks]. In general, our people are very concerned about preserving and protecting the health of our elders," said Chief Sneed. "Native Americans have high instances of diabetes and other underlying conditions that make them more vulnerable to the virus."
Fats all said for decades, "muh obesity doesn't affect anyone but me," yet here we are with proof society is shutting down because of them. The majority of people are so unhealthy. They expect everyone who actually cared about their health to pander to this bullshit because they all just learned being obese actually is bad for them. Instead of addressing the real problem, obesity causing these health problems that make them getting sick riskier, this guy ignores it and forces unnecessary rules. What a terrible leader. And this is happening everywhere. I wish they'd just tell people to lose weight, do some cardio, take vitamin c. But no, can't do that, it might hurt someone's feelings.