It’s quarantine now, with COVID-19 raging rampant all over the world. During these trying times, many of us are compelled to stay inside and hide at home. However, staying inside for such a long duration can get tiring. We miss going on walks and hanging out at the park and meeting up with friends, but I still think that that everyone should stay inside unless it’s necessary to go out!
We may miss doing fun things out of our homes, but for the sake of our health and our loved ones it is a dire requirement to stay inside as much as we can. Sick people may unknowingly go outside and breathing, talking, and coughing and sneezing will transmit the virus to other people. Those people go home and transmit the virus to their friends and family as well. If you go outside even if you’re healthy, you can catch it too! You might not care if you get the virus, but if you catch it other people around you surely will too. If not for yourself, please do it for others as well.
Of course, most of us can’t spend the entirety of quarantine inside without going to get food or running other errands, but there is a way to stay safer whilst going outside. Wearing a mask lowers the risk of the COVID-19 virus entering your respiratory system. If all goes well, it would bonk against the outside of the mask without seeping through. However, this is not a 100% guarantee. If you are sick, wearing a mask will protect other people as well. A great fraction of the infected breath will just chill inside the mask and hopefully not make its way out to other people’s lungs.
If you don’t want to purchase masks, you can make your own! They probably won’t be as effective as the manufactured ones, depending on what materials you use, but they’re better than nothing. They are cheap and easy to create, and quite fun to make as well.
That’s my article! I hope all of you are safe and healthy. Please remember to drink lots of water and eat tons of healthy food and to sneeze and cough on your elbows. Bye! :3
I'm Iris, a kid who has lots of reflections and views on life as I experience it. I love to read topics about the world around us, other people's ideas and opinions, and just about anything that I'm curious about and interested in.