On April 3, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) began recommending that people wear face masks, and I wrote my first article on masks a few days later. At the time, it seemed like a unique and odd item, a brief distraction before I could get back to writing about Rage Against the Machine concerts, but we are approaching a year where masks are essentially the only subject that I constantly write. about.
Like I said before, the more people use masks incorrectly, the longer I will have to write about them. I’m happy to do this, of course, because the opportunity to contribute in this small way during a pandemic has done more to keep me sane than anything else. But I’m sure you would rather read an article about Rage Against the Machine concerts right now. Undoubtedly, the stakes would be lower.