You may have noticed that the whole country is arguing about face masks. Many people are saying they don’t help the spread, they are dangerous, they infringe on their rights, and many other excuses.  Some medical doctors are irresponsibly acting against face masks and telling their patients not to wear them.

The confusion and division is dangerous, and causing cases to greatly increase. However, the scientific evidence is out, it is updated to reflect the most recent data, and the main points are outlined below.

Face masks are absolutely necessary to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus and the infection that comes with it, called COVID-19. This information is coming directly from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

According to the CDC:

“COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), so the use of cloth face coverings is particularly important in settings where people are close to each other or where social distancing is difficult to maintain.”

Those who should not wear masks according to the CDC:

  • Children younger than 2 years old
  • Anyone who has trouble breathing on a regular basis
  • Anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face covering without assistance

These recommendations are for everyone. “Trouble breathing” outlined above is reserved for those who have a very hard time getting enough oxygen due to uncommon conditions.

It is not recommended that those who find masks annoying to claim they can’t breathe in them and refuse to wear them. Even if you feel uncomfortable or get some anxiety about the face masks, you are expected to wear them any time you are out in public. If you are unable to wear masks, consider alternatives. Get groceries delivered, have a friend or family member get your groceries and run errands for you, and don’t attend large gatherings.

The sooner you follow these guidelines, the sooner we can all have our freedom back and return to a more normal life. For further information on who should not wear a mask and other important details, visit the CDC website.

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