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To Mask Or Not To Mask?

 

Last updated 8/19/2020 at 3:31pm



Whether we care enough about those around us and care enough to help them and ourselves to stay safe and healthy: that is the question. Very simply: wearing a mask is a sign of caring for one another; it is a sign of love. We now find ourselves in an unprecedented time in terms of infectious disease; how we handle this defines us. We know what to do and we know how to do it; now we need to do it.

Especially, we need to focus our energy on those of importance: our children and our children’s children, because what we do now impacts their lives enormously – long after we have gone. We can each take a (relatively) short-term step now to improve our overall long-term health and safety.

An important part of this involves looking for clear and reasonable messages in the midst of the noise around us. There are good sources of information from public health departments: county, state and national. We have knowledgeable and dedicated people in our departments of public health in Transylvania County, in the state of North Carolina and in our nation. The virus that causes COVID-19 is spread by simply breathing in close contact with others, so that means we can spread it by laughing, singing and coughing as well. If we filter our own breathing and if we practice safe social distancing, we can decrease the spread of infection.

Let’s do this for ourselves, but especially, for our children and our children’s children.

Sim Cozart, DDS

Brevard

 
 

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