“When you leave the house make sure you have on clean underwear in case you get in an accident!” said by just about every Mom to every child at one time or another during their lifetime. Yes, it sounds funny now, but when you put things into perspective, didn’t we always have something to do whenever we left the safe surroundings of our protective bubble we call home?
I remember my Mom always making me use the bathroom before leaving the house so I didn’t have to use a public restroom… to be safe… to stay healthy, and not to pick up at cooties! These habits to safeguard ourselves from harm rarely die. So, why not have a face mask and wear it during a contagious pandemic like COVID-19?
The novel corona virus is in the air we breath if we are around other people. We don’t know who has and doesn’t have the virus. As of July 7, 2020, the USA surpassed 3,000,000 total COVID-19 cases according to NBC. How difficult is it to wear a face mask to protect ourselves and others from spreading this nasty upper respiratory infectious virus? COVID-19 is killing hundreds of thousands of people. Do you believe you are invincibly exempt from contracting the virus? You may be a carrier of the COVID-19 virus and not even know it.
The “pros” of wearing a non-medical disposable face mask in public out-way the “cons.”
Let’s look at the PROS first:
- You may not contract the corona virus
- You may not DIE from the corona virus
- You may prevent spreading the corona virus
Now, the CONS of wearing a protective face mask:
- You don’t want to wear a face mask
- You don’t like wearing a face mask
- You don’t believe there’s a corona virus
- You don’t want to ruin your lipstick
- Etc., etc., etc.
I hope you see the humor in this! If you think you can’t breath wearing a mask, just think how you’ll feel having to breath using a respirator! Wear a mask! The life you save may be your own! hmmmmm…. where have I heard that before?
Hot off the Press… Mask & Health Info. The Retail Industry Leaders Association has sent a letter to the National Governors Association urging states across the country to require masks to help prevent the spread of the corona-virus. “Retailers are alarmed with the instances of hostility and violence front-line employees are experiencing by a vocal minority of customers who are under the misguided impression that wearing a mask is a violation of their civil liberties,” Brian Dodge, the retail association’s president, said in the letter. The letter from the industry group, which represents Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Walgreens, Home Depot, and other big chains, noted that fewer than half of the states have mask requirements, and said this created confusion. The National Governors Association said Tuesday its members were discussing the request. [USA Today]