Great story in Huffington Post about when, where and how to mask up after this crazy pandemic thing is over, sort of over, or almost, just about over. CDC told us about these highly effective tools to contain the spread and “ewwww” respiratory droplets.
Again, while in Japan on a trip, (years before pandemic) I saw tons of people wearing masks during winter flu season, especially on trains. It was just a smart, and kind/considerate thing to do. The trains are packed tight BTW. I’m good and happy to contain the droplets, any time, any where. Any droplets.
The Huff folks talked to experts about the “what now with the masks” deal to get recommendations.
Here ya go:
1. If you’re sick during flu season. Face masks don’t just protect us from COVID, they help stop the spread of other respiratory viruses like the flu. And if you get sick, wearing a mask is one way you can help protect those around you.
2. When you’re in crowded, indoor spaces. Being in a crowd, indoors, with poor ventilation is one of the fastest ways the coronavirus spreads. And even after COVID-19, we can still catch infections like the flu and the common cold whenever we’re in crowded indoor spaces.
3. When there are new variants or when your immunity is lower. COVID-19 might never fully go away . . . it could continue to mutate like the seasonal flu does every year. So if you want some protection before the booster vaccines come out, masking up might be the way to go.
4. While traveling. Infections and vaccination rates can vary between different parts of the U.S. and between countries. So until we reach herd immunity, it’s probably a good idea to wear a mask when traveling to a higher-risk area.
Check it out in Huff Post HERE