Wear A Mask To Protect Us All

Monday, July 13, 2020

I am a retired anesthesiologist. Each day of the 35 years I was in practice I wore a face mask.  I did this even though I rarely had a cough, headache, sore throat, runny nose or sore throat. 

I never thought of it as anything except using a scientifically proven technique to protect my patients from infection by me. 

I don’t understand how wearing a mask for decreasing disease has become a political issue. 

If you are among those who believe this isn’t needed now to save lives then I suggest the following:  The next time you or your family has surgery, ask the surgical team not to wear face masks during the operation.  I never heard this request during my 35 years in practice. 

Please consider wearing a mask for the protection of all of us.

Gary Smith, MD


To Poppy Noor At The Guardian

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Opinion

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Sports

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