You might think, after this past year, and witnessing the horrific impacts of this pandemic, almost everyone, would want to become a part of the solution, rather than, making the problem, worse! One might understand, perhaps, in the initial stages, when, the former President, referred to it, as a hoax, and offering statements, indicating, his denial, and supposed – beliefs, but, at this point, it just doesn’t seem, to make any sense! I fully understand, and appreciate, the syndrome, many feels, which is often referred to, as Pandemic Fatigue, but, on the other hand, being tired of it, and the associated, public health – suggested, restrictions, doesn’t make the virus, go away, on itself. Although study – after – study, clearly indicates, if most people, wore masks, at least, when they are inside, and/ or, can’t use social distancing (stay 6 feet away), there is still, a significant minority, who, refuse to wear a mask! With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss 5 reasons, some continue to refuse to wear masks.
1. Selfishness: Although few would say so, one of the reasons, is a degree of selfishness, and a feeling, only they, are important, and the best – interests of others, isn’t their concern, and/ or, personal responsibility! Only, when the vast majority, decides to put the health, and well – being, of others, ahead of their personal/ selfish ones, this pandemic will be, unnecessarily, prolonged!
2. Stupidity: It may sound, harsh, but, the reality is, you can’t fix it, stupid! If, you aren’t willing to be a part of the solution, and become a part of the problem, instead, stupidity, maybe a contributing factor! This doesn’t mean, lack of intelligence, but, rather, refuse to use, facts, effectively, and are guided by their personal opinions, instead!
3. Believe fake facts: In our digital world, where it seems, many receive their news, from Social Media, posts, and so-called, news, instead, it potentiates, many fake facts! Recently, I noticed a post, where, they claim, was, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), now, says, masks don’t help, but, in fact, that never occurred!
4. Refuse to delve deeply: Common sense, should tell us, masks are effective, for many reasons, but, especially, because, for example, we have experienced, the lowest number of influenza cases, during this period, in recent memory! Doesn’t it make sense, airborne viruses, will be resisted, significantly, when people, wear masks! We need, our citizens, to delve deeply, and respect the bigger – picture!
5. Narcissistic: No matter, how, narcissistic, one maybe, it really isn’t, all – about – you! Until/ unless, we approach, herd immunity, after close to 70%, or more, are vaccinated, we must all, continue, following the suggestions of the public health experts, because science, really, matters! Forget your lame – excuses!
While it doesn’t seem, to be, difficult to do, we need more people, to cooperate, and wear masks, if we are to beat this virus, and return to some – semblance, of normal! Are you, willing to be part of the solution?