When I moved to China in 2014, one thing that immediately stuck out to me was the amount of people I saw wearing masks every day.
It was completely foreign to me. Coming from Canada, I had never seen that. I thought it had to do with the pollution that effects many of the country’s biggest cities.
I was told that it actually has more to do with protecting people from spreading or catching viruses. They wear masks to protect others and themselves. Genius, right?
I suspect we’re heading down the same path. I think masks are here to stay, whether we like it or not. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that a virus can spread like wildfire.
I’m not saying everyone will carry a mask with them once this pandemic is over. I just don’t think it’ll disappear anytime soon.