Gene Simmons isn’t going to let his fans be misinformed.
The KISS member had posted a photo KISS branded bandana masks when someone commented that cloth masks “don’t keep you safe.”
Simmons clapped back, “David, you are incorrect and misinformed. The idea of cloth masks or any other kind of mask, is not to protect you. It’s to protect everybody else around you in case you cough or talk. It’s not about you, David. It’s about protecting everybody else. From you.”
Someone else suggested that getting people to wear masks is “social pressuring”, to which Simmons responded, “Please wear a mask, to prevent your cough, sneeze or other, from infecting people. Be safe, not sorry.”
It didn’t stop there so Simmons turned to sharing a CNN video educating people on how far a cough can travel along with many other tweets.
At first, officials didn’t think masks could help but have since changed their minds since people can carry the virus and not show symptoms.
“If everybody does that, we’re each protecting each other,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said of wearing masks.
Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:
Health officials caution against all international travel. Returning travellers are asked to self-isolate for 14 days in case they develop symptoms and to prevent spreading the virus to others.
Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.
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