My Mask Doesn't Cover My Nose
Please help settle a disagreement. I am aware of the need to self-isolate and wear masks and such. But masks are really uncomfortable for me because I have sort of a large nose. So the mask pushes down on it and I can’t breathe very well. I think it’s okay to wear it lower on my face because my mouth is still covered. My wife insists I’m wrong and is very upset with me and says she can’t believe I think that. The other day we noticed that our two kids were also wearing their masks “like Dad”, and my wife went off the deep end. She is threatening to duct tape the masks to our faces. I think she’s kidding, but please tell me if you think she’s right.
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Yes. She’s right. In fact, judging from your letter, I’m going to just go ahead and say that she is probably right more often than not. So, save yourself some trouble and listen to what she says. And also, remember to back her up with regard to the kids.
Masks should cover BOTH the mouth AND the nose. They are not designed for comfort or style, but for protection against airborne particles, both for the wearer and others.