On April 3, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) began recommending people wear face masks, and a few days later I wrote my first article on masks. At the time, it seemed like a strange one-off article – a brief distraction before I could write about Rage Against the Machine concerts again – but we’re coming to a year where masks are essentially the only topic I consistently write about.
As I’ve discussed before, the more people wear masks wrong, the longer I have to write about them. I love doing this, of course, because being able to contribute in this small way during a pandemic has done more to keep me healthy than anything else. But I’m sure you’d rather read an article about Rage Against the Machine concerts at this point. The stakes would certainly be lower.