Responsibility has never been of this amplitude.
As citizens, we were taught to be responsible towards ourselves and others. However, citizenship’s responsibility is more abiding by the law for a smoother organized life in society. A transgression of the law leads to punishment and repair.
Suddenly, in this peculiar pause, a walk outside has become an individual and a collective moral question. The dilemma is this:
Can I steal a mask to protect myself/my family? Or, in absence of a mask, can I walk outside uncovered?
Stealing is universally criminal. Foolishness, taken to a certain extend, in time of crisis is as criminal. If ethics are made of somehow universal principles (truth, respect etc.), never before, wise practical and casuistic ethics (i.e to wear a mask) has become a universal principle. Therefore, in this precise matter, stealing a mask is less harmful than to be face uncovered outside.
We might save the world by stealing a mask!