“I’m trying to understand why wearing a mask — which is meant only to protect the most vulnerable among us and slow the spread of the virus to everyone else — has become the political equivalent of wearing a bumper sticker on your face. It makes me weep to think about it: Our one ready-to-hand tool for getting this country back to normal as quickly and as safely as possible has become yet another symbol of the seemingly insurmountable schism between Americans. It’s enough to break a true patriot’s heart.” Margaret Renkl in the NYT: What It’s Like to Wear a Mask in the South.

+ Masks, along with physical distancing and eye protection, are the three of the most recommended practices to protect individuals.

+ Need a cool mask to show your colors. We’ve got NextDraft masks and they look so good, even the naysayers will want to wear one.