It seems that as the states are opening up in a slipshod manner, the question is to wear a mask or not to wear a mask?Having been in this pandemic for over 3 months, the initial suggestion by CDC was to follow the following guidelines:
Social Distancing Washing hands for 20 seconds Wearing a Mask.
Now there are people on both the sides of the aisle saying that the masks do help and the others who say that it doesn’t help, in a public setting.All the states and almost all the countries around the world have proven that the masks do help in preventing the virus from spreading rampantly.
Here are the 2 sides of the argument.
For the mask: By wearing the mask you not only prevent the droplets from going on to the other individual who is hopefully 6 ft apart but also prevent yourself from ingesting the droplets from the other individuals.Republican Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen says the Texans who clamored for a swift reopening of businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic but refuse to wear masks in public are putting both the public’s health and the state’s fragile economy at risk.”I don’t know what message they are sending other than the message of stupidity that they’re not going to wear a face covering in public,” Bonnen told the USA TODAY Network in an interview. “Well, pick it. Either you want the economy open or you want to be selfish and not wear a face covering when you are out in the public.”
Against the mask:The head of the Bexar County Republican Party called a news conference outside San Antonio City Hall to push back against local guidelines that encourage people to wear masks in public and encourage local businesses to require face coverings for customers.”If we don’t want to wear a mask, it’s our choice,” said Cynthia Brehm, the county GOP chairwoman. “This is America and we shouldn’t have to be forced or mandated to wear a mask.”( In fact I saw a video of people burning the mask, saying it does not help spread the virus- This person could have done a favour by donating the mask to the needy)
LETS NOT LIVE IN FEAR- LET’S BE CAREFUL AND BE SMART WHEN YOU ARE OUT AND ABOUT IN THE PUBLIC,WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU’RE OUT AND ABOUT IN THE PUBLIC, BECAUSE I WILL”
See the following PSA done by the former ace baseball player NOLAN RYAN:https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/office-of-the-governor-nolan-ryan-release-new-covid-19-psa-dont-be-a-knucklehead
Source: Interviews with USA Today Network