SurgicalMasksHaveBecomeaSymbolofNewFashion

If there is current confusion and fear, misinformation and anxiety caused by the spread of new coronaviruses, surgical masks. When history looks back to the 2020 pandemic, those white or light blue rectangles cover up the mouth and nose, turning everyone into a confused pelican, and that's what we see.


After the infection was identified, masks began to appear almost immediately, first in Asia, where it was already common, and then in Europe. These days they are everywhere. (Nowhere-severe shortage of masks).

Photos of the masked person now illustrate almost all news stories about the virus on the front page and on social media. After all, the infection itself is intangible: a microbe located on a hard surface, which is transmitted through water droplets from an infected individual through the air. Invisible

The mask has surpassed the hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes in the bottle, and it has become the embodiment of the virus. A shorthand for our imminent fear, the desire to hide, the inability to protect ourselves, and all the desire to act.

In this case, it is just the latest iteration of the object (attachment?), And since its creation in the mid-1890s, it has played a huge role in various cultures and our self-evident forms of communication. Masks-The types of masks that cover the nose and nose, not the types of eye masks or Michael Myers. They all have their own history and connection, and have long been a symbol of trouble.

They represent the safety and protection of disease and pollution; solidarity protests; racism; fashion trends; now, pandemics. Christos Lynteris, a medical anthropologist at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, says they have been a sign of "hidden but communicable things." He said it was "an interesting dialectic and very dependent on context."

How can gauze on a belt be so significant in nature?

News References: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/style/face-mask-coronavirus.html