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Myths about mask-wearing spread during pandemic

Posted at 7:53 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 19:53:07-04

NEW YORK — Masks have become a part of our new normal.

They come in different colors and fabrics but despite this new trend, there are some who still refuse to wear them. Most recently, residents in Palm Beach, spoke out against wearing face coverings.

With the uptick in the Covid cases across the country, states including Florida are joining places like New York in making masks a requirement.

One woman claimed, “You literally cannot mandate wearing a mask knowing that mask is killing people.” Another resident said “They want to throw God’s breathing system out of the door. You’re all turning your backs on it."

There is a myth that since we breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide, there is a risk that it creates a health hazard but that's not the case.

According to the CDC, cloth face covering shouldn’t be worn by children under two or anyone who has trouble removing it. As for everyone else, a mask is a must, especially in a crowded environment when social distancing is difficult to maintain.

So if you’re feeling confined from wearing a mask, just think about the good you're doing for yourself and those around you. It puts us one step closer to bending the curve.