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The New Normal: Face Mask

Face masks. Something that for the longest time people probably didn’t even know what they were for. You might have seen a construction worker wearing one, or a fireman using it to not get a bunch of smoke in your lungs. But who would have thought that face masks were actually going to become one of the most important tools for the year 2020. As you have probably been reading about it alot, COVID-19 has really taken over the entire world. It has taken the lives of thousands of people and continues to spread. The worst part about it is that it is affecting every person, both financially and mentally. Nobody could have predicted this pandemic from happening. I mean for the average person it really isn’t a much bigger deal than getting the flu. It is all of the older people that we are worried about. It can do a ton of damage to ones immune system and even lead to death if not treated the correct way. 

There have been lots of different tools that have come into play now that the pandemic is in effect. The first and probably most important has to be the face mask. Everyone is now required to wear the mask when they go out in public. The face mask is used to help stop the spread of the disease. The face mask also can help you not get the virus. This is why face masks have become so popular. The problem is there is a huge shortage of them. Not many people had them going into it which is what caused a huge problem. They were tough to come by and not a lot of good ones were out there. With a pandemic this large everyone needed a mask. People were scared that they were going to get the virus. The other issue is how contagious the virus is. 1 person can spread it to 40 people like it is nothing. With the very limited knowledge we have on this subject, we have to try as hard as possible in order to stop the spread.

Finding a good face mask

Well it is up for debate. Do I get one really good mask or a bunch of disposable masks. Too be honest with you, it is completely up to you and both have certain perks as long as you use them the right way. The problem with the quality and reusable mask is that you might have to wash it often and if you don’t do laundry everyday it might become a drag to try and keep up with it. Lots of people have choose to go with the disposable way of masks and just get a bunch of cheap ones. This method is also probably safer because you only use each mask one time. The only issue about this is that you might go through a ton of them in such a short time. I suggest you do the math and find what is going to be the best choice for you.

In the future 

I am writing this article in hopes that in the future we are not going to have to wear masks everywhere that we go. Masks have become a huge problem and people don’t really want to wear them any longer. The issue is that we are going to need a vaccine before we are able to safely not wear a mask out in public. I think it is hard to breathe in the mask and is definitely harder for older people to use the masks because it can block air flow if you have other health problems.

Research


The funny thing about the masks is that there is a lot of research out there that says the masks don’t even do anything. People just tend to follow trends because they are told to. They never actually question why they are doing anything. We could be wasting tons of time and money and stress wearing masks and we don’t even need them. Yes we need to stop the slowness of the corona virus but we also need to be smart about what is actually helping and what isn’t. If you are interested in learning more about how masks work and how they are related to the coronavirus, I highly suggest that you do more research. There is tons of good information out there about this problem and you might be able to learn more.

Not Wearing a Mask

If you don’t wear a mask chances are you are going to get yelled at people are going to look at you funny. That is why I suggest you wear a mask for now at least until this all passes. Or you could always not go out in public right now and you have everything delivered to you. People need to better educate themselves so they are up to date with everything that is going on in the world so they know whether or not to actually judge someone or not.

Wrap Up

Thank you for spending the time to read my article. I hope you were able to learn a lot about masks and how they are used during the coronavirus pandemic. This is something that will not end for awhile so you need to educate yourself. I really hope that we never have to go through something like this ever again as it has cost us so many lives and tons of unneeded stress. The biggest thing you can do to help out right now is to educate yourself and think about others. There are tons of good articles online and you will be able to learn a ton if you spend some time. Together we will be able to get through this very rough time. I hoped you learned a lot from this and I suggest reading my other articles so you can learn even more. Let’s all do our part to stop the corona virus and end this pandemic.