Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Mask Paranoia

After repeatedly telling us that we shouldn't wear masks in public in the middle of a pandemic when they're in short supply unless we're already sick with COVID-19 because doctors and nurses need them first, the government is telling us now that, well, perhaps we should wear them in public after all, even if we're not sick.
This is ridiculous.  What am I supposed to do, wear a mask if I even want to go out for a walk?  I don't know where to find masks, I don't know how to buy them, and I don't think it's going to matter.  And all I'd do is deny a supply of masks to the medical personnel fighting this damn virus.  Besides, the idea of  going out and seeing everyone looking like they're about to perform surgery or rob a bank is a little unnerving.  Heck, I get nervous when I see someone wearing any sort of face covering, even clown white.  I can barely look at street mimes!  I don't think I'd want to go to Venice in carnival season, either!  And when I do see anyone wearing a surgical mask, I stay away from them big-time, even if it's for their protection more than for mine.
No, this I will not do.  I am going out with nothing over my face, and I don't have to worry, because since the pandemic was declared, I don't have to go out that often.  And if people start to avoid me when I do go out because I'm not wearing a mask, well, that's fine with me.
Because that means they've finally learned the art of social distancing.     

1 comment:

Steve said...

Now everyone in my state has to wear face coverings in stores. The governor said so.