To mask or not to mask is the question everybody is asking themselves.
If you are confused about whether to wear a mask when you go outside your home you are not alone.
Depending on which source of news you listen to you will hear different recommendations form both sides.
Personally I do wear a mask when I go out in public where there are other people around, like shopping at Trader Joes or picking up food at a restaurant. I mostly wear it to protect others from getting the virus if I happen to be Asymptomatic and maybe a carrier of the virus. I also believe that Covid-19 is no different from any other flu or virus our society has been exposed to my past 57 years of life on this earth.
In 2010 both my wife and I were victims fo the H1N1 flu. We were out of commission for two weeks and my wife came down with pneumonia which forced us to go to the emergency room where they administered an antibiotic and a breathing treatment and sent us home.
Why are so many people affected by the flu and viruses?
I believe that many Americans are very susceptible to viruses and Covid-19 is die the SAD. The Standard American Diet.
Wikipedia describes this diet:
The Western pattern diet (WPD) or standard American diet (SAD) is a modern dietary pattern that is generally characterized by high intakes of red meat, processed meat, pre-packaged foods, butter, candy and sweets, fried foods, high-fat dairy products, eggs, refined grains, potatoes, corn (and high-fructose corn syrup)
Studies have shown that most people who follow this diet are more prone to catch colds and be at a higher risk of heart disease and cancer. If you would like to read some success stories about people who shift from the standard American diet to a more plant-based diet their website has plenty. Success Stories
Now back to the subject of the article Should you wear a mask or not? While talking to most people I found that the mask gives them a greater sense of security that they are protected and if that helps them sleep a little better at night I am ok with that. I will continue to wear a mask when out in stores and I will respect those people who choose not to wear a mask.
Two questions to ask yourself about your immune system?
If I get the latest bug going around what changes do I need to make to prevent myself from being infected in the future?
Until next time.
Please leave a comment, I would love to hear your thoughts about wearing a mask.