Masks: The Best Bet Against Coronavirus?
'Wear a mask!' can easily be the most used phrase of the year 2020. It is probably one of the things that can contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, keeping everyone safe and out of the harms way. A few people, however, do maintain a different point of view as we can spot them roaming on the streets and in markets without wearing their masks. They are either oblivious to the seriousness of the pandemic or are consciously choosing to go out without wearing one. The world is divided on the subject of wearing masks, and it became all the more important for us to conduct a poll to get a better insight into the situation. So, we carried out a poll with 1,816 respondents asking them one simple question how crucial it is to wear a mask in the battle against the coronavirus. The majority of the respondents (83.98%) stand for the motion as they think that wearing masks is a sure-shot way to curb the virus from spreading. 9.14% of the respondents oppose this view as they don't feel that masks are essential. 5.84% of the respondents don't know what to make of this situation, while a nonchalant group of people (1.05%) state that they don't really care whether people wear a mask or not. The poll reveals a divided verdict and we think until and unless we all are on the same page, it will be difficult to control the pandemic.