Over the past couple of weeks I have been having to get out of the house more and more often to run errands and whatnot. And now that business are opening back up and starting to get busy again, I've been noticing a trend of people not wearing face masks.
I have also seen people wearing face masks, though they pull it down below their nose or down onto their chin while walking through the store. This simply has no effect and you are most definitely not protected at all while wearing a mask this way. If you are going to wear a mask at all, wear it correctly. It takes no extra effort to put the mask on the appropriate way and will not only protect yourself, but others as well.
I have to say that I understand the confusion and frustration of some. The CDC initially told us that masks won't help. They then said a scarf would be fine. They then said mask help. They then said everyone should be wearing a mask and it's the best thing to do. I assume they initially said masks won't help to not cause hoarders to go out and purchase every mask in sight, but it's still a bit of a sketchy thing to do. Also, I'm of the thought that wearing a mask protects yourself and others, period. With the type of virus it is and how it's transmitted, I just don't understand how one declines to accept that.
Out of everything I've seen so far, the one thing that bothers me the most is the "Karens" of the world purposely going to stores that require face masks and trying to get in. This obviously forces the employees to say they are not allowed into the store without a face mask and, from what I've seen, offer them one for which they decline. Of course they decline and site a "medical condition" that requires them not to wear a mask. An argument usually ensues while the person records and later uploads it for.... whatever reason. I guess they think they're fighting the system or something? I just don't understand that logic at all.
Where do you stand on the mask issue? Do you think wearing one should be enforced for the public like some states/counties are now doing?