A small number of Americans seem to be a little confused about the purpose of wearing face masks in public. A stunned gas station clerk in Kentucky shared a video of a woman enter the store wearing a face mask with a gaping hole exposing her mouth and nose.
Because the novel coronavirus that causes the respiratory disease COVID-19, is believed to spread primarily through the air, residents of many U.S. states have been advised to cover their mouth and nose when they are in retail stores or any public place where social distancing cannot be maintained.
Though not perfect when functioning properly, masks are touted as a means of reducing the likelihood of spreading the pandemic virus.
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