By: Cassidy Pate
As we all know, we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. In the past 8 months, over 200,000 people have died from Covid in just the United states alone. The two main rules to keep this virus from spreading even more is to wear a mask and social distance. Even though doctors and scientists have proved that these two things work in helping to stop the spread, people still don’t follow these rules. Some think masks don’t actually work. Some think social distancing is stupid. In all honesty, those opinions are what is causing America to have the highest number of Covid cases in the world.
HOW DO MASKS WORK
Masks work by creating a barrier between the germs from your mouth and nose and the air in front of you. Every single time you talk, germs from your mouth go into the air. Masks prevent the spread of those germs to other people, and they keep other people’s germs away from you.
WHY YOU SHOULD FOLLOW THE RULES FOR COVID-19
Wear your mask when you’re around people and try to maintain six feet of distance between you and the people around you. The reason you want to follow these rules is because if you wear your mask, there is already way less of a chance for you to catch Covid or any other virus. But if you wear your mask and stay six feet away from people, then you decrease your chances of catching Covid even more. Yes, sometimes wearing a mask can be very annoying, but if it keeps you and the people around you healthy, why not just wear one?
While masks play a huge part when it comes to minimizing the spread of germs, maintaining the recommended six feet of social distance can help even more. Even when you are wearing a mask, if you are less than six feet away from someone, then there is still a chance to catch Covid. The six feet rule is a very important rule that we should listen to as this pandemic continues. Yes, Covid is more likely to be transferred to you if you aren’t wearing a mask, but it is still possible for it to be transferred if you touch someone or something that someone else touched.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Covid-19 took a toll on our lives when it became an issue. Most of us probably know someone who had Covid or has been exposed to it before. The worst part about this virus is that the symptoms can take up to two weeks to start surfacing, so people are spreading it without even knowing. The only way to keep our country safe from this virus and to decrease the amount of deaths due to this pandemic, is to wear a mask and social distance. If you don’t want to wear a mask, don’t leave your house. If you don’t want to follow social distancing guidelines, don’t leave your house. If you go somewhere, please wear your mask and social distance as much as possible–It could save someone’s life.