While, yes, these posts are entertaining, they are also serving a greater purpose by reminding Americans to wear their masks, per guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control. “Cloth face coverings are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the cloth face covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice,” the CDC website reads. “This is called source control.
This recommendation is based on what we know about the role respiratory droplets play in the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, paired with emerging evidence from clinical and laboratory studies that shows cloth face coverings reduce the spray of droplets when worn over the nose and mouth.
Listen—if Derek Shepherd says you should, you should. 👨⚕️ https://t.co/YsxZXdor6o— Glamour (@glamourmag) June 30, 2020