Whether to wear a mask

No-one seems sure…

I´m writing this in the business centre of our hotel and I´ve got one on. But that´s not based on much more than caution.

There´s no-one else on this floor, so there may little logic to this but I´m going for better safe than sorry approach which appears to be a lot of people´s attitude.

When we arrived in the airport it was bizarre. In duty free one guy at the till would have a mask on while the woman on the next till didn`t. At the playground we´ve just been to one mum and dad both had blue masks on while their son played with his around his neck.

Two policemen walked past a few minutes ago – one was wearing a mask, the other not. I could give you many more examples.

And all the while the authorities appear to be giving leaving it up to people to make their own minds up. I haven´t been told about any directive that we should all wear them. Masks are being distributed at the subway but beyond that it´s down to the individual.

Interestingly reports are saying that masks are being much more widely used in poorer parts of the city than in well-to-do suburbs. I`m interested to try and find out why.

6 Responses to “Whether to wear a mask”

  1. April 26, 2009 at 23:16

    There are stores that are selling masks in Miami Florida.

  2. April 27, 2009 at 18:27

    Problems like this flu is caused mostly by poor health practices by the farmers that rear animals. If good health protocol is not taking seriously by this animal rearers a lot of diseases will pass from cows, chickens, pigs, and many other animals to humans. Also the government have to earn peoples’ trust I know that’s not the case in Mexico. Hopefully this flu will be contained asap.

    Nwerem from Portland Oregon USA

  3. 3 Dennis Junior
    April 27, 2009 at 18:30

    Ros and the team in Mexico City:
    I am hopeful that you and staff are taking the request the masks seriously….

    ~Dennis Junior~

  4. 4 Nicola Mair
    April 27, 2009 at 19:00

    We have no choice but to wear masks when travelling now..
    Are we by our hand being forced to stay put..? I think so..

  5. 5 J S Inniss
    April 27, 2009 at 19:00

    Surely the poorest people will be the most vulnerable as they are likely to live in more dense housing, with less street cleaning, with added complications such as a lower percentage of employment, less access to health care, and a higher percentage of elderly or disabled people. Subsequently, I would expect that wearing a facemask would be a very sensible choice if you were living in a poorer district.

    Just out of curiosity, surely door to door pizza and fast food delivery is quite a risky business, given the transfer of the flu from house to house could occur like a bee transferring pollen from flower to flower to flower…?

  6. 6 AJMAL
    April 27, 2009 at 19:36

    That’s right The chruch goers would have to post pone there massers even if its with the masks in mexico.
    the 3 m reviltalizd

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