If We Get To Save 70,000 Lives From Coronavirus Including Our Own, Will We Wear A Mask?

I’m still here able to write my stories despite of living at the epicenter of Coronavirus outbreak in California, it’s because of this mask. Above that of course, is God.

Latest IHME Model projects nearly 300,000 people could die of coronavirus in the U.S. by December. Dr. Christopher Murray, Director of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation shared the results of the cumulative studies to CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Anderson Cooper. Highlights of their conversation were as follows:

1. Studies shows only 55% of people in the U.S. are using mask.

2. Mask provides 40% protection with accumulative effects over time.

3. 70,000 people would survive passed December if 95% of us wears mask or a piece of clothe on our face.

4. Foremost benefit of wearing mask is to protect the person who wears it. The other important benefit, it protects other human beings. Human beings like our parents, grandparents, spouse, children, relatives, friends, co-workers, teachers, neighbors, strangers.

5. Heart Challenge: Imagine entering a stadium with 70,000 people whose lives depends on us wearing a mask. Will we wear a mask then?

Surpassing 5 million Coronavirus positive cases and more than 162,000 deaths in America. With an average of 1,000 deaths per day since end of July, we are heading towards our catastrophic projected death numbers.

The horrors of Summer is just a preview of what’s coming in Fall and Winter. People could have both Flu and Coronavirus at the same time decreasing the chances of survival of both the vulnerable and the healthy.

We had been warned so many times. We were given so many chances to prepare. All the facts had been laid out and yet we are still not ready when the next bigger disaster happens.

Just because it’s outdoors doesn’t mean it’s safe.

If I know it will save me from dying, I will wear a mask. If I know it will save people around me from dying, I will wear a mask. If I know it will save you from dying, I will wear a mask. Knowing exponentially my actions will have a serious, possibly deadly effect in the lives of others, I will wear a mask.

For as long as it takes no matter how uncomfortable or inconvenient, I will wear a mask because a life is worth more than what’s comfortable or convenient.

A life once lost can never be replaced.

We can’t keep doing what we do and say, “I’m not part of the cause of the Coronavirus pandemic.”

Whether we have a role in the infection spread or still don’t care of what’s happening or we did all that we could, the outcome is the same for all, everyone suffers. Everyone falls down. Some however will never rise up because they’re already dead.

We all have our seasons and like the wildflowers that blooms in Spring and dies in Winter, it’s just a matter of when, but if I get to make a wish, I want to live as many seasons as I can. Don’t we all?

The power and story of the mask.

Once upon a time in the land of Google and Facebook, 12 warriors at a small medical facility were sent on a quest to battle an invincible, evil dragon named Coronavirus.

The King of the land had no idea how to defeat the Coronavirus so he gave the 12 warriors all the weapons and safety armors they can find except injecting them with bleach and disinfectant.

The moment we let our guard down, a giant wave will swallow us into the ocean of no return. By then it’s too late and no one will hear our scream for help.

6 months and on going battle later, all of the 12 warriors are still alive while some of the warriors sent by the other kingdoms have died.

The King asked each of the warriors what helped them survive the Coronavirus and each came with the same answer, “We just wore the mask like we always do.”

The King scratching his head asked further, “And what else?” The 12 warriors speaking us one replied, “Well, we did not fight as individuals but fought as a team. When one is weak and injured, the other warriors protects and fight for that person. There’s no I or Me. We fought as We.”

100% percent left for battle, 100% returned home to celebrate the victory of being alive with their families with two simple weapons, a mask and each other.

Till this day, the 12 warriors are still fighting for their people and caring for the wounded as the Coronavirus has developed more powerful mutations of its own.

Like you, we’re just trying to live, survive, may be find some happiness and calm in the midst of the seemingly never ending disheartening chaos.

Will the 12 warriors make it to next deadlier phase of their battle? Only God knows. For now, they’re just trying to enjoy the day’s victory grateful.

Related Links:

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27 Responses to If We Get To Save 70,000 Lives From Coronavirus Including Our Own, Will We Wear A Mask?

  1. Chocoviv says:

    Thank you for this reminder!


  2. I keep out of all the social media on corona. I do not go their with my thoughts. God is in control of who lives and who dies. This is the only story. I only believe what God says there is no other truth. I keep away from people for many reasons at the moment and wearing a mask is not an option.


  3. Ab says:

    Keep spreading the message – thank you! It’s very disheartening to see people not wear masks when gathering in spaces without others around.

    There was a rally in one of our provinces today with 700 people protesting the wearing of masks. All of them not wearing masks. I can only imagine some of the regrets they’ll have in a few days.


    • Same here. Many are not wearing mask and social distancing . People think they may be the 40% asymptomatic but they could be the 60 percent who will get sick. They could be the 5% that may die or the 20% that will have chronic post infection complications. It’s like a roulette, anyone can be it. But science has confirmed , does who don’t wear mask will likely to get sick or get someone sick. I try to stop reacting to what I see because it’s too toxic and negative . We can only protect ourselves and anyone willing to listen. Take care Ab. Thanks.


  4. ourcrossings says:

    Wearing a mask is such a simple yet effective way to keep the numbers down! Not everyone wears it in Ireland but the wearing of face coverings in shops and supermarkets will be mandatory from tomorrow. Stay safe 😊 Aiva

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    • In the U.S., it’s mandatory in many places but many wear it inside indoor places only then removed it once outdoors like the virus disappears when it’s outdoors. 45% don’t wear it despite of data and facts. It’s frustrating for those who try. Our president really has to say, “everyone wears a mask and not optional.” Thanks Aiva. Stay safe.

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  5. Indeed! a good post
    But your white mask picture made me stop to see if it was a wedding gown 😍


  6. Thank you so much for sharing this very interesting informative post…

    Though the numbers are specific to US, the message is loud and clear for the whole world.

    In India, it’s really getting worse and the awareness among the population is poor.

    Next couple of months are going to be critical and we are waiting and watching..


    • Knowing the inevitable is scary but all we can do is prepare for what’s coming and do our best to do our part. Unfortunately, no amount of facts can convince some people to help stop the pandemic . But we can only hope. Stay safe.

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  7. Lexie says:

    Amazing article! I really hate wearing masks but I don’t want to get myself or others sick!

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    • When I walk exercise or hike, I want to remove it, then I see other people heading towards me without a mask , so I keep it on. Knowing 100% of us at work never got infected at the time the surge was happening left and right had me already convince the mask works. Fabric is okay too but we need to use the one with the most filter for our own protection. Stay safe.


  8. Like you said, I will wear a mask 😷 for as long as it takes.


  9. Love this post!!! So well written and such great points!

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    • The CNN interview with the data expert was the inspiration and it was a realty check to people who are willing to listen and change. I don’t want to be a part of the 70,000 or anyone I love, so I’ll do my best no matter uncomfortable. Stay safe . Thanks.


  10. Lainey says:

    I love this post, and I 100% agree, wearing a mask and saving an untold number of lives because of it, is better than being simply uncomfortable. Thank you for bringing so much awareness to this issue!

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    • I’d been wearing mask since February , & this going to continue till next year. All my co-workers are doing the same and their families. When you see with your own eyes what the virus can do, you’ll never think twice to wear it. It’s the first thing I grab when I leave the house and my car. More and more asymptomatic highly infectious carriers will walk among us and the only thing that will save everyone is the mask. Thanks for the feedback.


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