The Sonia Show

Writer. Podcaster. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Wearing a mask is so hot right now

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Yeah, so, like a lot of folks we’ve been quarantining for 4 months.

The idea was to flatten the curve until we learn more about COVID-19 and get closer to a vaccine. And then, because “economy!,” some states began loosening restrictions and businesses started opening. And now, surprise, there’s been a spike in cases again. So … not much as changed. The virus is still spreading. Our immune systems haven’t changed. There’s no vaccine.

Cool, cool.

I don’t want to shit all over people for going out. And I certainly don’t want to shit on people for going back to work. I know that some people didn’t even have a choice. I do want to shit all over people who are going out without masks. Wear a mask! If you don’t do anything else, just wear a mask. You’re protecting yourself and others.

The MansTracy household is still quarantining. I know that we’re lucky that we can. My mighty, mighty good man David and I have great jobs that allow us to work from home. We know that’s a privilege. When we go out, we wear a mask, because it’s not a big deal.

WEAR A MASK.

Do we want to be quarantining? Hell no. I miss seeing my people. My mighty, mighty good boy Calvin said his only friends are in “Animal Crossing.” It wrecked us.

But quarantining and social distancing with a mask is the best way to be safe, so that’s what we’re doing.

I’ve been thinking about my chemo days lately. Gee, I wonder why. When you do chemotherapy, you have a compromised immune system. Even a common cold can turn into a big deal. That happened to me. I went out, and I was exposed to a common cold, which turned into a fever. I was hospitalized for three days.

I keep thinking about all the people who are in the middle of their cancer treatments. Can they even go to the hospital to continue their treatments during all of this? They have cancer, and they’re immunocompromised during a global pandemic. It must be terrifying.

WEAR A MASK.

I will never understand how quarantining and wearing a mask to help fight a global fuckin’ pandemic became a partisan issue.

My point is … red state, blue state, Democrat, Republican … surely, you know someone in your life who is worth saving.

Wash your hands. Practice social distancing. And WEAR A MASK!

 

Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, go to baseball games, kick breast cancer's ass, explore with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, participate in general jackass-ery, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

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