The do’s and don’ts of wearing a face mask correctly (and comfortably) (LA Times)

It was a goodwill gesture meant to inspire those sheltering in place: a video of former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, decked out in Dodger blue, face mask and gloves, urging Los Angeles residents to stay home to fight the spread of COVID-19.

“Stay home! Wear your mask,” 92-year-old Lasorda said in the video posted on the Dodgers’ radio home, AM 570 LA Sports. “Do everything to help yourself and your country and your friends.”

So why were the station’s Twitter followers so concerned?

Lasorda wasn’t wearing his mask properly.

Among the Twitter comments: “Somebody near him please help him with his mask… we want him to live long enough to see at least one more Dodgers World Series Championship!”

Lasorda is not alone. Ever since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the use of cloth masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the mandatory accessory (in Los Angeles County) has taken some getting used to. While World Health Organization guidelines state that masks should cover your mouth and nose, there is no denying it can be a hot, uncomfortable and foggy experience.

In an interview with The Times, Paula Cannon, a professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at the Keck School of Medicine at USC, recommended T-shirt masks for comfort and function…

To read the entire article from Los Angeles Times, click


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here