Are Masks Enough For Tuscaloosa’s Health and Safety?
Living here in Tuscaloosa, I've learned that people are very friendly and love going out and enjoying themselves during the weekends and even weekdays. Tuscaloosa in my eyes, is that one town that's from the 1970's that has good values and strict laws (only against some certain types of people, that is). One thing that locals do, is embrace friends and family members frequently. When do we take a step back and ask ourselves, is this going to effect my health or the health of loved ones because of these actions? Heck it might, man. Which begs the question of 2020!
Are masks enough? the simple answer is no.
One thing this town forgot about is 'Social Distancing' the act of staying six feet away from anyone who doesn't live in your household. Why should we practice this barbaric and unusual demand? LET THE CDC TELL YOU WHY!
COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet) for a prolonged period. Spread happens when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, and droplets from their mouth or nose are launched into the air and land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. The droplets can also be inhaled into the lungs. Recent studies indicate that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay at least 6 feet away from others when possible, even if you—or they—do not have any symptoms. Social distancing is especially important for people who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
At the end of the day, Tuscaloosa will need to break out of the bad/good attitude of shaking hands, hugging, piggy back rides and yes..... random hookups. By not doing those things we are keeping ourselves safe and our loved ones safe!! Wear that mandated mask and stay 6 feet away from strangers (just like you ma told you to do).