Should some people be diligent and conscientious about wearing a protective mask during these ongoing days of the coronavirus pandemic? Yes, of course! People with underlying health conditions that make them more susceptible to COVID-19 or who are regularly in close contact with such people should wear PPE when out and about. And, people in locations or who are taking part in activities that would increase their risk of infection, e.g., healthcare workers, should protect themselves.
For far too many people though, their masks are more a statement than a means of disease prevention. Sadly, those masks say a lot about too large of a segment of America’s population, and little to nothing of what those masks say is complimentary to the wearers.
And everyone should pay attention to the fact that the fashion cartels have jumped on this phenomenon. That says even more about the mask devotees.