Worst case scenario: You look stupid for a few weeks. Best case scenario: you save someone’s precious life.
By Shish KaBob Seger
Photo by Engin Akyurt
The Center for Disease Control says the U.S. could get Covid-19 under control in a couple of months if everyone wears a mask.
According to a high-ranking officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the U.S. could subdue the coronavirus pandemic in “one to two months” if every American wore a mask when in indoor public spaces.
In an interview with Journal of the American Medical Association’s Dr. Howard Bauchner, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the CDC said “The time is now.” Redfield said in the video interview “I think if we could get everybody to wear a mask right now I think in four, six, eight weeks we could bring this epidemic under control.”
The World Health Organization and, now, the CDC recommend that individuals who enter public spaces wear masks as a method to slow the dissemination of the virus. Covid-19 has infected 13 million+ people worldwide. According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, at least 574,600 have died as a result of the virus.
“I think we’re being very clear now,” Dr. Redfield asserted. “Now’s the time to wear a mask.”
Researchers know the virus can potentially spread through respiratory droplets. Various studies indicate that wearing masks can limit the spread of the infection. Why motherfuckers will not engage the inconvenience of wearing a mask in order to save others is yet to be determined.
Scientists have recently advised that Covid-19 can spread through aerosolized droplets in poorly ventilated, indoor spaces. The WHO recently accepted that airborne conveyance of the virus is possible in closed spaces. More research is needed to confirm these findings yet the CDC and WHO propose we wear masks in the interim. If the Coronavirus does indeed spread through the air in closed environments, masks could be a critical defense in reducing the spread of the virus. In short, we do not know 100% but multitudes of really smart people throughout the globe are recommending we try this until we know shit from shinola. Please, until we have the data to understand the full scope of this deadly virus, just wear a fucking mask.