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Why am I the only one wearing a mask through the airport. Isn't anyone else scared? I feel stupid being the only one but I don't wanna get sick. Wish more people would do it so it be normal.

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I don't wear a mask because I have a healthy immune system and I am not traveling to or from any heavily impacted regions. I'm much more likely to catch the regular flu or a good 'ol cold while traveling than coronavirus. I never wore a mask to protect myself from those (more likely) illnesses, so why start now?

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Makes sense.

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If it makes you comfortable then who cares. I see strangers with masks in airports all the time and I have never wasted any of my personal energy to ridicule them in my head, let alone stop and point. Even if somebody has the laugh of their life in their head at your expense, you’ll never know it. Have some self confidence and do what makes you comfortable.

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mm negative. i’ve seen videos of people get physically attacked for being asian. racism spans far beyond words. if you’re not a minority, you wouldn’t get it

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Because you’re misinformed

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The problem isn’t the n95 mask material itself. The problem is that a standard n95 will not create a sufficient seal around your mouth and nose to prevent the pathogens from entering. Read closely on the cdc and fda (who approves and certified medical equipment) website about facemasks vs respirators. There a specific fda webpage about it.

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I wear a mask. Who cares what others think? Do you.

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if you’re asian and you wear a mask, you’d be subject to heavy racism. so i understand the hesitation, even if OP isn’t asian

Are you asian

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Came off a bit racist there BCG1

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The virus doesn’t scare me. I wear a mask so that folks avoid talking to me on the plane and gives me ample personal space at the airport.

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It’s not gonna help you. Google it. the one way a mask will protect you is if the person who is sick wears them.

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Certain vendors do sell the correct mask, most don’t. N95 alone won’t protect you, it must be n95 and certified by the niosh AND fda to keep out pathogens, not just dust, which is what the normal n95 prevents.

I wear mask at airports regardless of any virus threat. I have severe allergies and it can trigger asthma attacks. I don’t care what others think. I want to be safe.

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I wear a mask, but tbh it’s more for the flu. I’m pregnant and getting the flu can have more serious consequences for the baby, so it’s an easy thing to do. Even if it only blocks “a little” germs it’s better than nothing! And I def touch my face less with a mask on.

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Because the mask won’t stop covid-19.

OP you should do whatever makes you feel comfortable. To ease your worries a bit, the vast majority of Coronavirus deaths have been those that are immuno-compromised and/or elderly 70+.

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