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Your mask protects others

As an RN with experience in infection control, I was horrified by the number of Spokanites happily shopping without face masks in my local supermarket yesterday!

By now, don’t we all know that our face masks protect others? I wear a mask to protect you; you wear a mask to protect me! ANY one of us could be ill with COVID-19 and showing NO symptoms.

That’s right: No symptoms! No cough. No sneezing. No fever! But our breath could nevertheless be putting the coronavirus into the air all around us! Especially into the public restrooms in our favorite supermarket, to sicken others!

If you do not care whether you sicken others while you are shopping, then shame on you! We are all in this together! Plus, your mask-free shopping could actually end up killing someone you dearly love.

Please! Wear your mask while shopping! And I’ll wear mine, for you!

Dian Allison



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