Why People Should Wear Masks

Yemmi Del Valle Chavez

Wearing masks can help protect you and your family. Credit to Pinterest

Everyone should wear a mask. People should wear them when they are close to someone for example  at the store, school, park, and public areas. Wearing a mask can protect you from this virus, not only you ,but for everyone around you. 

According to the Center of Disease Control “droplets tend to fly through the air like mini cannonballs and they fall to the ground rather quickly, while aerosols can float around many hours.” This means that even though people don’t see that the droplets fly around they should still protect themselves from those aerosols that are going around. The droplets that fly around the world can carry the virus or many other infections.

The Center of Disease Control also says “the strongest protection against SARS-CoV-2, whether the virus is mostly contained in droplets or in aerosols, essentially remains the same: keep your distance and wear mask.” This means if you wear your mask and keep your distance we can stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2. We can all be safe against the virus if we follow the rules that they were given to us: washing hands, wearing a mask, and keeping distance from other people, so that we can all see our family and friends again. The mask can protect us from SARS-CoV-2 and from the aerosols that are flying around us. 

Some people believe that the virus is not contagious. Some people don’t like to wear maks because it’s hard to breathe. Some people don’t agree that masks help prevent the spread of coronavirus.  It seems like people don’t care about other people and the things that happen to them, whether others get the COVID-19.

I disagree with the people that don’t like to wear masks because they don’t see the people that are dying or that they are infected with that virus. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, posted “1 person can infect 406 people within 60 days. Look right: that number drops to 2.5 people – not because of a vaccine, but with masks and physical distance.” This is trying to say that when you wear a mask it can reduce the number of people that are infected a lot. When you don’t wear a mask you can infect a lot of people that are trying to be safe and following the rules that are given to them. 

This shows how fast the virus can spread if you don’t wear a mask. Credit to Dr. Sanjay Gupta for posting this picture on his Twitter.

Everybody needs to start wearing masks. Everyone should wear their masks when they are not 6 feet apart from someone for example at the store, school, and public places so that we stop spreading the virus and protect ourselves. The requirements for using a mask is that it should cover your mouth and nose.