Face Masks Help


Marcos Bell, Writer

COVID-19 has affected the world we live in today, as we are prohibited on certain things like hanging with friends, and going out. Nowadays we have to wear masks in public to suppress the fear of this virus. Many people don’t think masks do much, but matter a fact they do.

According to the CDC, “COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets. Respiratory droplets travel into the air when you cough, sneeze, talk, shout, or sing. These droplets can then land in the mouths or noses of people who are near you or they may breathe these droplets in. Masks are a simple barrier to help prevent your respiratory droplets from reaching others. Studies show that masks reduce the spray of droplets when worn over the nose and mouth.” Masks are here to prevent the chances of the virus but are not able to stop the virus. Masks will help one contain the virus to themselves instead of spreading it around, however even when wearing a mask you can still catch the virus.

Mackenzie Lee Hoffman says, “Masks are very helpful because there’s so much scientific proof that say’s they are. I believe masks, good hygiene, and socially distancing can stop the virus.” Reading Kenzie agrees that the masks can help with the spread, but to clarify her faults, masks do not STOP the virus.

The virus has had its impact on all of us this year, so please stay safe and practice social distancing rules. Even though we cannot stop the Virus we can try and prevent the odds by masking up! Finally, for those who don’t agree with masks, please respect what others believe and wear a mask to not cause drama, and also just for self protection against others.


Evan Rebhorn is a good samaritan as he wears his face mask to protect himself and others.

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