I AM writing in relation to the reticence of the British public to wear a face mask.

Long has been the stigma of wearing a mask, it generally means, in the eyes of the public, that you are sick.

However, nowadays, it should be an essential piece for anybody who goes outside.

Not only does it help prevent sneeze and cough droplets of the wearer from becoming airborne, it helps prevent the droplets of others from reaching your nose and mouth.

If we look at Asia in general, the wearing of masks is widely accepted and the figures of Covid cases are largely inferior to those in the West.

Simply because wearing a mask helps prevent the spread.

It will not stop the spread, it will not cure you but masks certainly help stem the number of positive cases.

Jason Newey

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