PLEASE – Unless you have a valid medical reason not to – WEAR A FACE MASK or FACE COVERING when you go out of your home…

As we head into another week this message from The Story Reading Ape is a reminder that wearing masks is not just for our own protection but of others too. Particularly those who turn up each day to the shops and the transport we are using to make sure we get what we need. All the time infections are in the community and especially now as they are on the rise in many countries, wearing a mask saves your life and the lives of those around you.

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I’m going to be brutally blunt about this.

THIS IS NOT ‘The Flu’, ‘only a cold’, or even, ‘pneumonia’.

Unless you have a valid medical reason not to, please, of your own free will, get into the habit of wearing a face mask or face covering when you go into shops, public transport, and wherever else the Government, or premises advise…

If you don’t, you might lose your free will and HAVE to wear a mask, plus, have an air tube shoved down your throat into your lungs, plus, need a team of fellow humans to care for you while you are in a coma…

Plus, your loved ones, as well as complete strangers, will have been put at risk.

For further information, please read the following article:


The choice of WHICH KIND of mask is YOURS

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35 thoughts on “PLEASE – Unless you have a valid medical reason not to – WEAR A FACE MASK or FACE COVERING when you go out of your home…

  1. hate to say this but face masks don’t really make much of a difference why are people still getting getting this virus the best way to protect is by social distance the less people you are incontact the better you are


    • Sorry Dennis I disagree with you. Wearing a face mask is not just for you but for those around you who are more vulnerable. I am 67 and have no underlying health problems but I don’t want to catch Covid-19 and I certainly do not want to be asymptomatic and pass the virus to those in my family who are at risk. Wearing a mask lowers the viral load that you are exposed to and may potentially prevent more serious complications. It also stops you touching your face 20 + times whilst you are in the store which is a bonus. If it only reduces your chances of being infected by a small percentage it is worth doing it. I could not live with myself if I did not wear one and brought the virus home to my family. At least I am taking all the precautions I can..

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  2. I get a headache after wearing one for 2 minutes and a migraine after 5. I know of someone with COPD who can’t wear one. Some of us are worse off wearing masks, and we certainly don’t believe it is necessary to call us names for not doing so. I wear one at work when I go out of my office, so most of what I do is inside my office, though it takes longer to print and scan that way.

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  3. Read and heed, people. The US death count is 145,000+ and rising. ICU beds in many hospitals are at capacity. A doctor on the news this morning in one of our hardest hit states said that it has reached the point in his hospital where there are too many COVID patients to treat, and he’s having to decide who to treat based on who is most likely to survive. That’s battlefield triage in combat.

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  4. It’s so very important, Sally. It is mostly to protect others (I read yesterday that in Portugal they’d created a mask that can help inactivate the virus as well, fingers crossed). Here it has become compulsory, and considering the second wave we’re facing, none too soon. Yes, there are exceptions, but it is true that people who have underlying breathing conditions need to take as many precautions as they can, as the virus would be even more dangerous for them. Thanks to Chris as well, for bringing it up. All measures we can put into action help.

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  5. This is SO important! It’s sad that it’s become a political agenda when lives are put at risk because of complacency or rebellion. Remember when the seatbelt laws first went into effect. Many people said, “You can’t tell me what I have to do inside my own car that I make the payments on.” Well, the truth is that we can be told what to do, because it seems that without solid leadership (which is grossly lacking in the U.S) people will not comply. Thank you for sharing! Wear a mask, people!

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