This is the last one I have, folks, so if nobody steps up to the plate, this feature goes in the dumper.
Our next (and, I hope, not last) reader post is from Christopher Moss, who’s also contributed photos here. His captions are indented:
Just a thought that might be topical and help to drag in some more photos – why not appeal for photos of readers wearing face masks? Anything that normalises it would seem to be helpful for you guys. As of Friday, masks are mandatory in any indoor public space here in Nova Scotia, and no one has complained at all. We rather like staying safe and infection free. We have had no new cases for weeks that were locally transmitted, and the province currently has four cases in total, all of whom travelled abroad, self-isolated on return and were diagnosed when they got symptoms. Seems we ought to discourage all travel outside the province! It just seems quite remarkable to me that wearing a mask when suggested is universally adopted here (maybe because our responsibilities to our fellow citizens are paramount), whereas in certain localities it appears masks must be fought even if they may save your own life, never mind that of others. Once again, I find myself brimming with pride about the upright sensibilities of my adopted countrymen. Nova Scotians may actually just live up to their reputation of being the nicest people in the world.
Anyway, if the thought inspires you, here I am wearing my all too usual N95 as I wait for my bone marrow transplant (I’ve been in lockdown for many more months than the rest of you!):
. . .and my wife, a child psychiatrist who is figuring out how to conduct ADOS tests for diagnosing autism, during which the child must be able to see facial expressions, so she has come up with a homemade face shield: