If you look for even a few minutes on the internet, you'll go into a face mask shaped hole that will be difficult to emerge from. The Irish designers making their own variations are beautiful to look at, for example. So, much so, in fact, that you might think they are too nice to use. Okay, that's a stretch. However, the point is, many don't wear them.
Despite new evidence which found that routine wearing of face masks can curb the spread of coronavirus, many don't wear them. They are encouraged to be worn (though it is not enforced), specifically on public transport and in situations where social distancing is not possible. This is in line with new World Health Organization (WHO) advice, which says non-medical face coverings should be worn in public where this is the case.
But, as someone who went on public transport recently found out, hardly wore them. They don't work worn alone without any of the other methods (handwashing, keeping 2 metres apart etc), but studies show, they have some effect. They work to aid the prevention of Covid-19.
To this end, actress Anne Hathaway is doing her bit to encourage people to wear theirs, using a meme (in which she is the star) from one of her most famous films.
She uploaded a meme (created by @aj_hernandez), which shows her character Andy walking into the office after having a makeover, but of a different kind – now wearing a blue face mask. “Are you wearing the Chanel boots?” her colleague asks in the film.
It's clever; using an iconic piece of culture to get the message to the masses.
“Are you wearing the C-?
“The CDC recommended face covering because we’re still in the middle of a global Covid-19 pandemic? Yeah, I am.”
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Hathaway then captioned it by referencing another iconic line: “Face Masks. During a pandemic. Ground breaking.”
I've always liked Anne Hathaway.
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