Masks VS No Masks

Keea Cone, Reporter

The first case of COVID-19 was detected in the United States in January of 2020, this was the beginning of a very eventful year, and no one had any idea what was to come. Soon after the first case of COVID was discovered, the CDC started asking people to wear masks in public so that we could stop the spread. When cases kept rising and rising, they then started making it mandatory to wear masks whenever going in a public place. Not all stores will make shoppers wear masks but will strongly encourage customers to wear one. Makaylee Caldwell, a student at Wayne City said, “The masks are hard to breathe in, but as long as they keep us safe, I’m all for wearing them.” Some people in the community will say that the masks are pointless and don’t do any good, but the arguing goes both ways. 

The masks provide a cloth barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the mask coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. The CDC believes that this will slow down the spread of COVID, but unfortunately not everyone believes the masks do any good. They are hard to breathe in, give some people headaches, and different things happen to everyone. For some people, the masks don’t bother them.