So I know that many people first took this COVID-19 very lightly. Now regardless of at everyone’s opinions are, it is very crucial now with the CDC advising that it is hight prescribed to wear mask while out in public. The CDC would not say such things if this posed a higher threat to the world. One of the things that I am a little pissed off, is that when President Trump advised that cloth mask were recommended, he did not say that 2-ply will be the type of cloth which is crucial to assure that the virus safety stays away. Here are some suggested guidelines for both purchased and DIY.
Thankfully many have stepped up to the call of duty offering tutorials and instructiaons and some even making reusable masks for sale. While in fashion school, I came across many and amazing talented people, from estheticians, makeup artist, and even designers who all have been doing their part to not only provide to the community but to sell at reasonable prices all with the environment involved and pandemic conscious by equipping them with washable filters and insertable filters. More details on this blog post with updates to ways on ordering (I trust these people as they all have professional sewing experiences). In the meantime there have been many DIY posts which links are included below both for sew and no sew mask
Proper glove use and social distancing is crucial in winning the fight in this pandemic. I have seen many people leaving and entering the stores while shopping for supplies too consistently which is a threat to those doing this. You may ask why? But because of the fact that you are now introducing the virus in small enclosed spaces, your vehicle. This virus has been reported to be a serious threat mutating itself to assure its own survival. Reports now show that false positives are common in testing this virus, which my previous microbiology studies say, it’s mutating to stay alive. Which brings my next point, social distancing and taking precautions is extremely key in fighting this virus.
In my TikTok videos, I joke about demanding six feet or I will cut you. Now we don’t need to be that dramatic, but you do have the right to ask for this space. Now more than ever is the time to ask for it without the dramatics. It’s your health and your families health. Start asking for it.
Finally I am not in the business of pointing the finger but I will say how disappointed I am with our President, not because of the lack transparency but for him letting down the supporters and stood by him. I believe he has the right to redeem himself and after this I hope he does get the fair chance. But this is when we as a nation stand together. By standing together we will make this. I can care less about the opinions or the finger pointing, we need to pass that. We need to start seeing those who have stepped up and follow the example. Medical professionals have gone above and beyond, some leaving their jobs in the act of unethical request. Many regular everyday people have been doing things to help others in small and big ways. Those acts should be the reminder that we are stronger than anything. With compassion, empathy, selflessness aside; we will perceiver. After all #weareinthistogether. Stay healthy and safe. #Seeyouatthefinishline
Frieda Josephine Lopez
Harvard from da Hood