Why You Still Need To Wear A Face Mask

It has been a few months since states have started easing their restrictions in the COVID-19 pandemic. Some states had cases go up and some states have gone down.

Things are starting to open up again, but just because things are opening up doesn't mean we are out of the woods yet. It is up to us to keep those cases down, so then we can start living our lives "like normal."

One of those things we have to do to keep others safe is to wear a mask, however, there are still people who refuse. While yes, there are people who can't wear one because of medical reasons, there are those who refuse to wear them because of politics.

I had a couple of friends complaining about having to wear a mask, saying that it is taking away their rights. The mask is not meant to protect you, but its to protect your loved ones so then you don't spread the virus to them.

Do I hate wearing a mask? Yes. Will I wear one because I want to go out and live life but also keep my loved ones safe? Yes.

Being on the spectrum myself I struggle with it, however, I learn to adapt because I know it is important (besides some of the mask patterns are cute!)

If it means that my fiance's grandparents will be able to see us get married next year then yes, I will wear the mask.

If it means that I can go out with my fiance then yes, I will wear the mask.

If it means that my brother with Cystic Fibrosis doesn't end up on a ventilator then yes, I will wear the mask.

If it means I can go somewhere that is not my house then yes, I will wear a mask.

If it means I can go to Tennessee with my fiance to see my aunt in the fall then yes, I will wear the mask.

You are in the store for at the most a half-hour, think about the employee who has to wear one all day for their entire shift.

If you don't want to wear a mask, at least cover yourself up in some way like a bandana or a scarf. Until a vaccine comes and until we can some kind of treatment or immunity, then it's something we just have to do.

Yes, I know not everyone can wear one, but if it is possible these are some good resources to look into. Face shields can also be good for protecting yourself and others.

Here are some helpful links for those who might have conditions that may prevent them from wearing a mask.

For those with asthma and/or lung disease, read this article.

For those with autism, read this article.

For those with anxiety, read this article.

Stay healthy, protect others, wash your hands and let's beat pandemic once and for all.

Report this Content

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B just dropped the hottest summer single yet. It's called "WAP" and we're going to get into all the intoxicating lyrics.

This song empowers females and their sexuality. These women put the ridiculous music industry female beef to bed, and I mean tucked away in a coma.

Keep Reading... Show less

How To Write Down The Holy Grail Recipe Everyone Begs You To Make

Because everyone has a signature cocktail, cake, or pasta they bring to every potluck.


From back when I used to bring my mom's classic white chocolate chip cookies to preschool on my birthday to now stirring up my signature tequila cocktails at every friends' barbecue, I've always had a couple of standby recipes in my culinary rotation.

Keep Reading... Show less

Meet My Cat: Cheshire, The Stray Turned House Cat Who Lives in Michigan

I never considered myself a cat person, but Chess immediately stole my heart.

Madelyn Darbonne

In 2016, a stray cat gave birth to a litter of three grey kittens on my aunt and uncle's property. I had never considered myself to be much of a cat person, but these furballs immediately stole my heart. I got to watch them grow up until they were old enough to leave their mother's side.

Keep Reading... Show less

How To Binge-Watch A TV Show —And Then Write A Review About It

Writing your favorite and least favorite things about a show could not be more fun.

Photo by Mollie Sivaram on Unsplash

Looking for a new show to binge? Stop scrolling through your options and listen.

Sometimes a good show doesn't come down to the genre or the actors involved, it comes down to the fact that it is simply a GOOD show. If any of these things sound appealing to you, you should definitely watch.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

11 Reasons Why Getting A Cat Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Mental Health

Cats may mess up your puzzles but they'll always love you unconditionally — as long as you have some catnip, that is.

Scout Guarino

Alright, everyone, it's time to stop spreading the rumor that all cats are mean, aloof, and hate everyone. Like dogs, each cat has its own personality and tendencies. Some like a lot of attention, some like less — each person has to find the right cat for them. As for me, my cats Bienfu and Reptar have seen me at my worst, but they've also helped pull me out of it. They're a constant in my life and they give me the strength to get through the day in spite of my depression, and there's even scientific evidence to support it!

Keep Reading... Show less

I've been bleaching my hair since I was in seventh grade. Yes, you read that correctly, seventh grade. That's nearly 10 years of maintaining a very light shade of blonde that too-often brings about dryness and brittle strands.

Keep Reading... Show less

Chances are if you're here, you're probably interested in writing an open letter. Yay! We're excited to have you.

Of course, not all open letters are created equal. In fact, there's a recipe to writing one for Odyssey that'll get featured on one of our many verticals. When it comes to Swoon specifically (for those new around here, that's our dating and relationships vertical), we receive dozens of open letters each month, many of which are all very similar.

Keep Reading... Show less

With a new phone comes great responsibility: Do not break it! And the best way to do that is with a case. However, picking a case can be a challenge. No need to fret, I am here to help break down some of the best cases for the new iPhone SE 2020. Honestly, I think it's going to be impossible to choose!

Keep Reading... Show less

To some who have been out of the dating world for a while, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things after being single for some time. So, I asked 26 people what they think is important to know before looking for love again, here's what they had to say.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments