“I have been wearing a mask and face shield in stores (and limiting my trips) since March when this whole thing went down.
I’m not sure how being considerate to others for the common good is now being mocked by some who are calling it “living in fear”, but it needs to stop…
When I wear a mask and face shield over my nose and mouth in public and in the stores/Supermarkets/Pharmacies/Offices/Hospitals - I want you to know the following:
I’m educated enough to know that I could be asymptomatic and still give you the virus.
No, I don’t “live in fear” of the virus; I just want to be part of the solution, not the problem.
I don’t feel like the “government controls me”. I feel like I’m an adult contributing to the security in our society and I want to teach others the same.
If we could all live with the consideration of others in mind, the whole world would be a much better place.
Wearing a mask and face shield doesn’t make me weak, scared, stupid or even “controlled”. It makes me caring and responsible.
When you think about your appearance, discomfort, or other people’s opinion of you, imagine a loved one - a child, father, mother, grandparent, aunt, uncle or even a stranger - placed on a ventilator, alone without you or any family member allowed at their bedside…Ask yourself if you could have helped them a little by wearing a mask and face shield.”