“My Truth”… Mask up people

by Cheryl Smith

I, too, have issues with wearing masks. Masks are sometimes uncomfortable. Masks make you sweat; mess up your hair; fog up your eyeglasses; and they look yucky when wearing make-up, other than Mocca Cosmetics or the like, and you take off the masks and you see the caked up makeup inside. People are stressed and some seem to be having meltdowns at the thought of wearing a mask. Over a year ago we were told to wear masks for our safety and the safety of loved ones.

Recently we received another message. The Center for Disease Control says, no mask when it comes to masks and people became excited, and with good reason because this pandemic has been tough. Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, director of the CDC said, “We have all longed for this moment. “If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.”

Which brings me to my truth!

I am in Dallas, damn, Texas! The CDC says Texas is number 40 in terms of the number of people fully vaccinated with 9,455,859 fully vaccinated; which is 32.61 percent of the population. There are people around here who NEVER wore a mask and you would think Donald Trump had won the way some people are out here mask-less and celebrating.

Well, with just over 32% vaccinated, why is it that when I am out and doing my visual survey, nine out of 10 are unmasked? Am I to believe that I am just fortunate to be with all the vaccinated folks? Well, guess what? I am not going down for the count on a whim. I have plenty of masks — good looking masks and I am going to get good use of them.

As with everything, there’s always a first and I don’t plan on being the first to believe the hype and trust that YOU are vaccinated. Then too, I like people cooking and serving food to have their mouths covered because I have long held the belief that not all of them brush their teeth! Anyway, I know you are going to do you. Live your life. And, I’ll do the same with mine and a mask!

Cheryl Smith is Publisher of I Messenger Media, Texas Metro News

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