To Mask or not to Mask? This is a question that many people are thinking and discussing as industries begin to open. Below, is Jamie Pritchard, Roxton Industries's president discussing his opinions on masks.
There is a lot of controversy surrounding masks as it seems people love a good debate no matter the topic.There are those that do not believe a mask helps the person wearing it and they search out all of the data to prove their point. However, most do agree that masks do help contain the spread of droplets from a potentially sick individual and therefore do help "others". So that makes me think, who is an "other"? Are we not all someone else's "other"? Then would it not all make sense when we can't social distance if we just simply wore a mask? That makes sense to me as if we all wore masks all would be contained.
Healthcare workers wear masks and if you think it is just for the patient's protection you need to think again. Healthcare professionals also wear shields - a mask and a shield in some cases for double protection.
I watched a video today by Dr Sean Blaine of Stratford Ontario and he indicted that "masks might just protect from droplets coming your way". I am not sure about you, but when it comes to my health and my life, I think a little extra protection won't hurt me. The World Health Organization recommends the use of non surgical masks for the general public when going into public spaces. But, that's not why I wear them, I wear them to protect me and my "others". When I go out, I wear a mask and sometimes a shield too, when I can't social distance. Someday many years from now I want to be able to say I am glad I did, rather than I wish I had!
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