Wearing Masks Saves Lives : Including Yours

As we all know, there are things we can do to slow the spread of Covid-19. One of the most important things we can do is wear a face mask when out in public. Although many cities and counties, across the nation have made it mandatory to wear a mask when visiting business and being in large gatherings, others have not. Even where masks are mandatory, some people refuse to wear them stating that their rights are being taken away by being told they must wear a mask. What about the rights of the people they are putting at risk with such reckless behavior ?

Unless you have a respiratory disorder which makes it harder to wear a mask, there is no excuse for not wearing one. Summer is upon us and while wearing a mask in the heat can be uncomfortable, it can still be done. My husband and I live in South Florida, where it is very hot, and we wear masks when we go out in public. When we’re in the car the masks are on but pulled down. Before we get out of the car we pull them back up to cover our faces. It’s really not a hard thing to do.

If you don’t want to wear a mask that’s your choice. But the rest of us shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences of a choice that is selfish and shows a blatant disregard for human life.

It is also a slap in the face to people in the medical field and others who have been wearing masks daily in their jobs even before the Covid-19 pandemic. If they can do it, so can you .

Wearing a mask might seem like an inconvenience, but what’s an inconvenience , ( and a minor one at that),when it comes to saving lives ?

Those of us who wear masks do so to protect others and help slow the spread of Covid-19. We do it because we respect the lives of our fellow human beings. We do it for you. Why can’t you do it for us ?

Wearing masks saves lives. Yours just might be one of them .

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