Mask Up! Your Life Depends On It!

The facial mask is the latest fashion accessory now deemed as part of essential attire in this pandemic year. Another option would be a plastic facial shield.

As we go about our daily lives dealing with COVID-19 and with all the prodding from health and even govt officials to make us aware of the importance of wearing masks, here is what I have to say:

If you are fashion conscious, masks are now available in all sorts of colors and designs. You can even make one yourself either by simple hand sewing or by sewing machine if you so choose.

If you are cost-conscious,making or buying rewashable cloth masks are a good option if the disposable type is not your thing.

Now if cost is not a problem for you and if you are concerned about germs, then the disposable type is your best bet.

There is no excuse not to mask up. Your life depends on it.

It is much easier to wear one and go about your daily life than to be attached to a respirator. Then your quality of life will really suck.

Wearing a mask does not even involve politics nor tauntings from ignorant folks who should know better.

If you get sick with COVID-19, that is it. No one can help you except yourself. If you do get over it, thank God.

But why go through that ,anyway?

Just mask up and say a prayer that all of this will pass as well.

I rest my case.

Josie

25 comments
  1. Few in my 55+ community wear a mask. But they do practice anti-social New York style distancing!

    • Social distancing helps for sure,however, if you are unable to social distance depending on your current circumstance ,then a mask is a doable. Just saying. Thanks for your feedback.

      • I use social distancing and wear a mask when around others!

      • 👍👍😷😷

  2. Jo said:

    Absolutely! They stress this idea over and over on mass media, and still there are people who don’t wear it. 😦 So sad. So many uncivilized people among us…

  3. I haven’t really left my house/property since my asthma attack. As the mask – any mask – hinders my breathing capabilities, I prefer to stay home. I really don’t want to have to use my nebulizer, or inhaler, if I don’t have to. When I do go out in public, I put the mask on as soon as I approach the door.

    • I hear you. In your case, you have medical reasons which may make masking difficult. There are exceptions of course and adjusting to such exceptions would take adapting and improvising in order to survive. I am talking about the need to mask in order to survive COVID but I suppose I should have mentioned exceptions like yours for example. Thanks for your feedback.

      • not a problem… 🙂 some businesses don’t make exceptions. Some do. But I prefer just staying home, with the occasional outing to a park or fishing when the weather is good enough.

      • 😷😷👍👍

  4. Very well written!!💕💕

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  5. I’m with you all the way on this one, Josie. Our school has just decided to go virtual for the first three weeks and I am so thankful they did. I was having so much anxiety about the decision to send them or not and now the decision has been made for me. My oldest wanted to go to school. Now I don’t have to be the mean mom. LOL!

    • I know what you mean. The balancing of safety vs the need for human interaction is an ongoing process. Kids develop their life skills in school as well. I guess the use of virtual learning would be the current substitute for face to face contact but at a distance.

  6. Not to rain on the parade, just information that I have gathered through different outlest. there have been quite a lot of studies that show the mask doesn´t help. It could even be detrimentical in some cases, if the virus sticks to the mask you´re breathing that thing constantly. My way of thinking after past experiences of life and death, either your gonna get that bullet or not. You can be prepared as much you can, but at the end it´s up to luck really. Although I do wear a mask if not the police fines me 100 Euros, apart from that I do agree that some people feel more secure with it hence they should wear a mask. But today for example I bumped into an eldearly gentleman while in the supermarket, I actually think he wear that mask for her spouse and not get the fine of the police. Plus he couldn´t get in the supermarket without it. I told him “sorry sorry”, he just laughed. But the virus can also be spread by touching other people, even if not physically, if they sit in a bench lets say and they have the virus then the virus will stick to the bench when you sit on it. So what are we going to do? Crouch under the bed…. no.

    • I agree with what you have told me right now. I should have mentioned about the exceptions ,like folks with respiratory problems for example and other societal norms. Well taken . Thanks for your feedback.

      • And thank you for having a civil discussion

      • You are welcome. There are many sides to a story. We all learn as much as we can if we all keep an open mind.

  7. I have an Autoimmune Condition and even if I didn’t I would still wear a mask.

    • I am aware that there are also medical exceptions to wearing a mask. My blog addresses the general principle of wearing one when one can do so for safety reasons.

  8. Wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing is the only way that we can keep ourselves safe during this pandemic. Sadly enough many people fail to realize this and end up getting infected or infecting others. Hope this article of yours helps in putting some sense into the heads of such people.
    #MyWordsKraft

    • Thanks so much for your feedback and the follow. Indeed, masking up is essential right now . Of course, there could be some medical exceptions which would prevent masking but perhaps, a face shield would be less restricting in these cases.

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