- Jul 11, 2001
I put the blame first on Trump. He has been pressuring everybody (until a week ago, maybe less) to do everything possible to make this seem like no more than a blip on the radar. People wearing masks is a red flag... WE HAVE A PROBLEM, HOUSTON! Plus, there's the very real fact that masks are higher priority for health care workers dealing with infected people and for infected people not transmitting to those around them.So far, the only countries that have been sort of successful containing this virus required/requested people wear masks. Even homemade mask or Buff like neckwear to cover the mouth and nose is helpful IMO. So it's going to be interesting to see what happens in the US. This is my biggest concern with the US and biggest mistake we're making IMO. I think the infection is going to whole lot worse and last longer because the US population is not using any sort of masks. Of course we won't be able to prove it. The pictures I've seen of 1918 Spanish Flu shows people wearing masks. And I think the governments asked people to wear some sort of homemade masks during that era.
I cannot understand why people are so against using masks. Look at the pictures of China, South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Read between the lines. Masks are vital key to stopping the spread of this highly contagious virus. Just like people who said this virus was "it's just flu, bro" were all wrong, I think everyone who say mask is not important for the general public and not needed are all wrong. Terribly wrong. Of course we won't be able to prove it so they'll just say they were right once we defeat this virus.
If you have masks, please wear it. Do not listen to people like Amused. Do not listen to CDC. Wear your mask. Listen to governments of Asia. They have experience battling various viral diseases. Our government do not. This is their first rodeo. This is not the first rodeo for governments of Asia. There's no downside to wearing masks and it can potentially save your life.
I believe that wearing a mask helps prevent the wearer from being infected in certain environments. I didn't wear one to the bank yesterday literally because I didn't want them to be afraid I was a stick-up artist!