There seems to be such a controversy over whether we are to wear a mask at all times, even when exercising. We all want to be sensitive to the feelings of others and to the mandates from our governor, which at this writing, are getting weird! You can go to Walmart, Target, Home Depot, your local grocery store, and if wearing a mask we are somehow immune to the virus. However, you cannot go to your local church or Bible study, which evidently, in the minds of the powers that be, are teeming with Covid 19 virus! This does not compute! Experts have shown that you intake less oxygen when wearing a mask, and you are also breathing in your own carbon dioxide, as well as the germs that are in the average mask. Some, including me, have gotten light-headed if wearing the mask while walking my dog. So whom do you believe?

There are those in the media who would have us live in fear of venturing out of our homes, based on the number of cases. They are predicting a huge resurgence in the virus. The thing is, these statements are based on the number of people positive with the virus, not the deaths. Since we are testing millions more, yes, there will be more testing positive. The truth is, that 98% of these will recover. The death total over the entire US is .003%. That is a drop in the bucket compared to the 2,600,000 people who pass away every year from heart issues, diabetes, the flu, etc. It seems that more people, nearly 3-1, pass away from the flu each year than from the Covid virus (this from my son, a nurse in ICU dealing with Covid patients). At this point I’m feeling confused. Again, whom do we believe? For me, all I can do is pray; for our leaders to make wise decisions, for comfort for those who have lost loved ones, and for kind understanding for those whose views on the mask differ from ours.


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