Since the onslaught of the pandemic, many of us are required to wear face masks as a necessity instead of an accessory. But that doesn’t seem to be the case with those who live on the other side of the globe.
Recently, a particular type of mask has been going viral on Facebook for its interesting design. The face mask is netted, which means there are holes all over the surface of the mask. While that kind of defeats the purpose of having a face mask on in the first place, there’s been a surge of positive reviews by Americans who seem to find the product useful.
Many reviewers said the mask was breathable and comfortable… which would be great if the mask actually covered your face.
One of the reviews outrageously claimed that wearing a mask is not about health but compliance: “It’s cool and I can breathe. No one says a thing, which just goes to show that it’s not about your health it’s solely about your compliance.” Another reviewer agreed and said that the mask “lets me follow mask mandates without really being compliant.”
What’s worrying about this mask trend is that parents are buying into it for their kids and as we all know, children are presently still a high-risk group.
With so many studies specifying the standards for proper effective face masks, we’re wondering how and why products like these even exist. What do you guys think of this?