Day 105: Wear a Mask

Over 45,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in America today. Coronavirus is ripping through the population. Our death toll is about to explode again.

It didn’t have to be this way. We were warned. Repeatedly. And we got lucky, because it turned out that masks are effective in limiting the spread. If everyone had just continued to stay home as much as possible, avoid crowds, and wear a mask, maybe we could have gotten through this without too many more losses.

But no. Some people just cannot stand being told what to do, even when it’s for their own good. These people did not want to listen to experts. They did not want to stay home. They did not want to avoid crowds. They did not want to wear a mask. Ignorant. Selfish. Deadly. They did not care that their fun might cost other people their lives.

Now here we are. It’s going to get worse before it gets better. I am trying to prepare myself mentally and emotionally for it. The numbers in the Northeast might spike again, too, as outbreaks in other areas spread toward us. But, if everyone wears a mask, we might be spared. Please, everyone, wear a mask.

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