Why I am wearing a mask –
I am educated enough to know that I could be asymptomatic and still give you the virus.
No, I don’t “live in fear” of the virus; I just want to be part of the solution, not the problem.
I don’t feel like the “government is controlling me” any more than when I wear a seat belt, don’t drive drunk, obey the speed limit, or stop at a red light.
The world doesn’t revolve around me. It’s not all about me and my comfort.
If we all could follow these simple steps, the virus could be under control, and businesses back open.
Wearing a mask doesn’t make me weak, scared, stupid, or even “controlled.” It makes me considerate.
When you think about how you look, how uncomfortable it is, or what others think of you, just imagine someone close to you – a child, a father, a mother, aunt, uncle, or grandparent – choking on a respirator, alone without you or any family member allowed at bedsides
Wearing a mask is not political. It’s public health! (I don’t constantly wear a mask, but I do in public areas, eg. Supermarkets !)
The above was copied from a Facebook post but it sums up nicely why we should wear facemasks when close to other people. More and more people are wearing masks. They have even become a fashion item. But unfortunately there are still too many thoughtless, inconsiderate people, who refuse to accept that the way they behave can determine whether someone else might live or die or live with serious health issues going forward. You may at some level have some right to take chances with your own health, but you have absolutely no right to take chances with the health of those around you.