It seems like such a simple thing to say, so why do some people have such a hard time thinking smarter, acting smarter and being smarter than a virus?
Mary Chaffee, PhD, a public health nurse in Brewster, MA states it very simply in this wonderfully written article featured in the Cape Cod Times newspaper. She asks us: don’t we put on a coat in the hat before going out on wintery days? And wear boots or shoes to protect our feet? Don’t we wear sunglasses when it’s bright outside? If we play contact sports, don’t we wear protective gear? She makes the point that people wear many things every day to protect themselves and don’t consider it a violation of their civil rights to wear or do these protective actions.
Ms. Chaffee goes on to point out that people likely don’t consider their personal beliefs are compromised when they wear their sunglasses, shoes or hats and should not feel anything but SMART when wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 is a virus. It isn’t Republican or Democrat, it doesn’t care about socio-economic status, it’s a parasite that survives by making a home in a human body. This microscopic parasite is extremely invasive and waging war on humans. Our best weapons against this parasite are wearing a mask, social distancing, and handwashing. It’s really pretty simple to be smarter than the COVID-19 virus.