It’s vital to wear a face covering: here’s why

It is more important right now more than ever that we all care and think about each other.

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Matt Chowansky

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, utilizing a multi-layer of face coverings can both block up to 50-70% of respiratory particles and the like that transmit the COVID-19 disease.

One topic that has been the center of the conversation whenever COVID-19 is brought up – wearing face coverings.

Some people do it and adhere to guidelines.

Others do not as they either just don’t feel like it or claim that a medical condition they have prevents them from wearing a face covering. Some believe it is against their constitutional right to be required to wear a mask.

Whatever the case may be, please make sure you’re wearing a mask and/or practicing appropriate social distance when in a gathering with other people. Think about the other people that are at high risk of contracting the virus.

It’s not fair to them to live in fear because careless people refuse to adhere to guidelines that have been set in place by the government. 

The claim that it is against their constitutional right is simply untrue. If you’re attempting to enter private property, whether that be a store, restaurant, or sporting arena and they ask that all individuals entering the property wear a facial covering, it is within their right to do so. They don’t have to permit you entrance into an establishment and can turn you down if you don’t wear a face covering.

Simple as that.

Everyone should do their part. While it doesn’t entirely prevent an individual from contracting COVID-19, it certainly does help. If we want life to return to the normal we all knew it has, we all must step up and do our part.

Enough of the political fights over the disease. At this point, it’s getting ridiculous, right? Let’s put aside our different political views aside and come together to stop the pandemic. It has proven to work in other countries including New Zealand. In New Zealand, there have only been 26 reported deaths with the cause of death directly related to COVID-19. 

Let’s take a look at the facts surrounding the utilization of face coverings from data that has been collected in the United States by various trustable sources including the CDC or formally known as the ‘Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, utilizing a multi-layer of face coverings can both block up to 50-70% of respiratory particles and the like that transmits the COVID-19 disease. 

Per a study that was conducted following the 2020 coronavirus pandemic outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the usage of face coverings was associated with a 70% reduced risk. Many state governments have taken the factual evidence into account and issued face-covering mandates.

In recent days, six states, including Texas, Wyoming, North Dakota, Montana, Mississippi, and Iowa, have lifted their face covering mandates. The decisions of those six states to lift the face-covering mandates have been met with criticism, rightfully so. 

So, please. Please do your part in wearing face coverings and practicing appropriate social distancing when necessary. Everyone working together and doing their part will help stop COVID-19 and end the madness everyone has been living in for more than a year. People continue to die each day because of COVID-19.

The recent development of the vaccination is great and an amazing step in the direction, but for those unvaccinated folks and those who don’t believe in getting the vaccination shot – please continue to practice all guidelines. It’s understandable that some may feel uncomfortable by the usage of face coverings but it’s proven to be effective and even life-saving. 

It is more important right now more than ever that we all care and think about each other. Vaccinations are arriving and American citizens are getting them every day and that is hopefully going to help put a halt to the spread of the pandemic so life can return to normal.

But honestly, will the world ever return to the normal we all knew it has before the coronavirus pandemic hit early in 2020?