I've focused on many things during the past few months. Although I've found it difficult to write about much of it, I've had some thoughts. Amazed at the vitriol directed at a simple and effective tool that I was accustomed to using on an everyday basis, here is a brief thought.
We wore masks all day, every day, in the Operating Room.
Paper, with ties.
Adjustable and fitted to the face, no gaps.
Top ties first, bottom gently pulled down, fitted under the chin.
Bottom ties next, in a bow.
Last, top pressed against the bridge of the nose.
Breath felt warm, glasses fogged at first.
A relaxed, gentle breath, and another.
Soon the mask felt like part of the face.
We wore masks all day, every day, to prevent infection,
to keep every person safe,
following trusted, scientific guidelines.
No controversy, no arguments, no mixed messages,