To Mask or Not to Mask? That Is the Question

To Mask or Not to Mask? That Is the Question

( – The rules and suggestions about whether or not to wear masks in public as a means to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus have been and continues to be a moving target. Some states are requiring them in public, while others are leaving it up to the individual. Such is the case in Georgia, where Gov. Brian Kemp has signed an executive order prohibiting local governments, like the city of Atlanta, from issuing mandates.

The guidance given by the so-called experts is very little help on the issue, particularly because it has changed and continues to change. The Surgeon General of the United States…advised… against them at the beginning.

Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advocates for them, at least for the purposes of helping prevent infecting other people.

Both the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) say there’s no evidence indicating masks can stop a person from being infected. Running contrary to that, John Hopkins University published an article stating a cloth mask can help a person lessen the chance of contracting COVID-19 in some cases.

In the end, it comes down to this, when living in a place that mandates them, it’s best to follow the rules to avoid any penalties that might come with any violation. If happens to be optional where you live, each person has to follow their conscience. But it’s best to remember there are some people out there who’ve been physically attacked when out in public without a mask.

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