I don't understand the resistance to wearing a mask
Saturday, July 18, 2020
When someone (famous or not) suggests that vitamin whatever can possibly prevent (pick a disease) sometime in the future, that supplement will fly off the shelves. Even food that is touted as a disease preventative sells well, otherwise why would anyone eat kale? But a mask, which WILL help prevent a disease RIGHT NOW, is controversial. A mask can't have a negative interaction with anything (except maybe earrings), they are cheap and readily available.
The likelihood of dying from covid is very small, true, but who wants to be that sick? Who wants to take care of someone that sick? Why take the chance when a cheap mask can prevent it. That's 3 layers of fabric in front of my face, 3 layers in front of yours, and a few feet between us. Then I can wash my hands and go about my business. The virus isn't like fleas where one stray bug landing on your shirt will make you sick. It has to get to your face.
Until maybe 150 years ago, people thought disease came through the air. They wore lots of clothing all the time (usually the same clothing), even to bed, never bathed so as to prevent exposing their skin to the contagion of air. They didn't know any better, that's what the science of the time told them. It sounds wretched. We have soap and hot water now, bathing feels good. But masks don't, is that the problem? They feel weird?
It's not as easy as a pill, but not that much harder.