Queens and Brooklyn Worse Than Thought

Just the news we New Yorkers who stuck around in the city don’t want to hear: Queens and Brooklyn are worse than originally thought in terms of the Coronavirus. We tracked the first 100 days of the Pandemic in Manhattan on this website when people were still worried. Now, thanks to some lawmakers and those who are in denial, about 50% of folks walking around the city are actually wearing masks.

To be clear, masks are not worn to protect you from the virus unless you have the super duper ones. We every day people wear masks as a courtesy and being respectful of others, if we sneeze and other methods of transmission. Show some respect for you fellow humans, put on the mask.

Day 32: Mask? Where’s the Mask?

Question of Who Really Needs One

Yeah, it’s tough trying to get one of those medical masks. At first they were telling us we didn’t need one. It was only for medical folks for whom having one was very important. Therefore were told that we should not get a mask because it would be taking one from someone who really needed it.

Now Required to Stop Spread of COVID-19

Then they told us that those with the Coronavirus should have one so the disease would not be spread.

Those Needing Masks Changes Yet Again

And now all of sudden we, the people, need face covering.

In Short Supply

Have you tried getting one of these masks? Good luck with that. You go on Amazon and see a bunch of questionable ones that get negative reviews and will take months to get to you presumably coming from overseas. Who has time for that? And they probably suck anyway.

Why Not Make Masks?

So why isn’t Amazon doing this themselves? It’s going be a boon if they were to. My guess is that maybe they’re avoiding lawsuits? That someone might get one of their masks and then get sick, bringing into question was Amazon’s mask to blame?

Alternatives are Not Working

Whatever is the reason I am tired of having my family having to wear winter scarves over their face as protection. What do you do?

Day 21: Would You Accept a Mask from Her?

“Hello. Would you like a mask?

Question of the Moment

Okay, the question of the moment is “Would you accept a mask from her?” It’s time for COVID-19 101. The answer clearly is a resounding NO.

There’s a Term

Do you know why? On the surface it seems she is being sweet. Caring enough about another human being (you) that she is handing you something to put on your FACE. That’s right, face. And note the term HANDing. H-A-N-D. Her hand is all over it.

Does Anyone Really Know?

Let’s say you discovered that she has the Coronavirus and is touching something to protect you from getting sick. Doesn’t make sense does it? And for that matter you DON’T know whether she has the virus or not do you? In fact, she could have COVID-19 and not even know it herself yet.