The people who won't wear masks are generally (but not always) Trump supporters
Sometimes they are just anti-science people usually anti-vaxxers
Sometimes they are just people who are too embarrassed to wear a mask in public lest one of their cool/patriotic/studly/brave/utterly stupid friends might see them.
Which is sort of what this article says... only it's toxic masculinity that is the driver:[/URL]
Around here, in San Francisco, it's women and men, immigrants and the native-born, and of all ages and races. And they all seem to be asymptomatic. There aren't many Trump supporters in this city, masked or not.It’s a shame that those people don’t understand how science WORKS.
My sense is that many of these people don't know that wearing a mask is meant to protect other people, not themselves, or if they do, they assume that since they are asymptomatic, they aren't putting other people at risk.
Even those who wear masks, however, don't always respect social distancing guidelines, and I think that the question of why those people wear masks but get so close to other people with whom they do not live is far more complicated than why people don't wear masks to begin with.