Virus Mask Questions Answered

 Do you wear a mask to protect yourself and others from the Covid19 virus? How is your mask performing for you?

Recently I purchased a nicely packaged black mask with ear loops to provide the wearer with security and comfort. I opened the sealed plastic bag it came in and put the mask on. It was comfortable.

After arriving at home, I thought it was a good idea to read the printed label. Here is exactly what it said. This is word for word including punctuation or the absence of punctuation.



Trade Name: Mask

This is a fashion dust mask (Non-medical masks) This product bag can be recycled, the mask can be put back into the bag after use

Carry this product, please divide the opposite side, do not wear back, anti-external will stick dust powder, direct contact between mouth and nose will be detrimental to health. Wash the poison once a day, wash it with warm water first, then hot and hot to dry.

A new low carbon green life           Made in Chaina”    


Reading this label confused me and made me wonder. Does this mask provide the virus protect I bought it to provide or not? 

The article below answered my question. My mask was not doing the job. Researchers at Duke University challenged a common mask-use promotional message.  They said, “The notion that ‘something is better than nothing’ didn’t hold true.”

FOR SALE: MASK worn only once. Will pay shipping. $2.00

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During his forty-year professional career, Bill Ramsey wrote magazine articles and business newsletters. Now retired in the mountains of western North Carolina, he writes a blog and has published four books. Bill's 2015 collection of concise, real-life essays is titled "What Do YOU Think?" He has also written "Me Now - Who Next? (The Inspiring Story of a Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery)" and "Now That I Think About It. Bill's books and are available from and on all e-readers. See Follow Bill on Facebook at
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