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Wearing masks : I deal in hope

I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Blog Masks are not for everyone

Remember when coronavirus started making news? We were told a good thing which was to wash your hands often. When I grew up both parents and teachers not only taught the importance of hand washing, but made us kids do so after playing outside, before eating, etc. Roll down the years and someone got the bright idea that this simple sanitary practice wasn’t fair to everyone or some such nonsense and this simple practice that saves lives and health went by the wayside. Now it is back and I hope this is will once again become a normal practice in homes and schools.

The other thing we were told was not to touch our faces. It was like being told not to think of a pink elephant and all you can think of is that pink elephant. Telling us not to touch our faces suddenly made us self-conscious how much we touched our faces. Hard to stop.

Then the “wear a mask” mandate came down and everyone hurried to find something to over their nose and mouth. In certain cases this was voluntary, but more and more it became a mandate. I have watched those who wear masks. Many are constantly touching their faces pulling the mask up, adjusting the nose covering or the strings that fit around the ears.

When you consider this is supposed to be a sanitary protection, then the whole idea goes south. After leaving the business establishment, some throw the mask in their pockets, purses or in the glove compartment until the “next time” it is required. Doesn’t take long for these masks to become saturated with germs. If you wear masks, for your well-being, please keep them clean

There are the enterprises who geared up to make this product and now entice potential customers to wear a mask in the privacy of their homes or in an open air park. Really! Where ads used to sell their products with sex, now products use fear.

Many who mandate masks have little concept of the unintended consequences. Very young children should NOT be forced to wear a mask. They are just learning how to breathe. Others report getting dizzy trying to wear a mask for even short while. Many with asthma or other breathing problems simply cannot wear a mask for physical health reasons. Those with claustrophobia problems suffer panic attacks.

While some, like medical personnel and those showing symptoms should wear masks. According to the CDC some definitely should not. These include Children under age 2.
Anyone who has trouble breathing.
Anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated or can’t remove a face mask without help.

Some medical and government acknowledge this problem, many do not.

I’m one who cannot wear a mask. Add to panic and breathing problems, consider how am I to wear this mask. I need someone else to put it on me. Someone to adjust it when needed and someone to remove it. In an era of self-distancing that doesn’t work. I don’t go get my hair cut because those who go to a business to get their hair cut have to wear a mask. How does that work? Many of today’s restrictions make little sense and have more to do with assumptions of good rather than scientific or medical proof.

I can’t help but wonder about the balance between drawbacks and benefits. Now we’re afraid to go outside and simply breathe fresh air.

I’ll be glad when we put them away for good.

© 2020 Carolyn R Scheidies
Published in Kearney Hub 7/6/2020
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