Wear Your Mask!

The insider’s story about masks

Wear Your Mask!

Haylie Williams, Staff Writer

“Wear your mask!” you hear around the crowded halls of Centennial Junior High School, while kids scurry around the hall. Why are these masks so important. There are many different stories about masks and many different sides. In this piece my opinion will be shown along with others and why people believe its right but also bring up the other side and why the believe there right.

Masks are very controversial subject in the world right now, people all over the world are arguing about these things that we where over our face. In my own personal opinion I believe that masks aren’t necessarily fun but they do help others. So people do believe that it doesn’t necessarily help you but others.

Why some citizens believe that this opinion is right is all the quotes and information from health care professionals. An article by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) states “If you need to be around other people or animals, wear a mask (including in your home). The mask helps prevent a person who is sick from spreading the virus to others. It helps keep respiratory droplets contained and from reaching other people ” This piece of evidence shows that disease control and prevention center is stating the fact that masks prevent others from getting sick.

I asked a supporter of masks, Sean Quan, about why he think masks are important, he stated “I believe masks are important because it helps stop the spread the Covid-19, also why take it off when you know that they are just going to ask you to put it back on. The flu is also something contagious that we can stop from spreading with the masks.” This shows why some people believe this from an actual person, it also shows what some people believe the benefits are for masks.

Some people believe that masks are useless and there is no telling if they are right or wrong as well. The other side needs to be shown also, so Garrett Burkett quotes why he believes the other side, he answered “I believe at some point masks become useless, if we spend so much time together it is useless to where them. Like when we eat lunch together or walk home together, we take off are masks, so we are already spreading it around.” This is important because it  shows what the people on the other side believe and why.

At the end of the day the opinion of wearing masks isn’t always about the safety of yourself, but the safety of others. Because even if masks don’t work it is polite to wear them just in case, because we don’t know what other people are going through. And maybe masks don’t work and we are all just doing this for nothing. But from the famous saying better safe than sorry.