Facemasks are one of the most talked about topics in 2020. This is largely due to the fact that they are being promoted as a viable method to prevent the spread of coronavirus droplets. Coronavirus has had a devastating impact on global society as a whole and dozens of countries are reeling from its effects. While we are still learning how to cope with it, the focus now needs to be on restricting its spread. In order to do this, there are several methods which are being recommended, given how easy they are to comply with. The use of facemasks is just one of them and this has led to facemasks becoming a sought-after item with people all around the word now wearing them.

How did this come about

Of course, the reasons why the facemask has become the number one fashion item of the year are not the most pleasant. We are in the grips of a global pandemic that has placed hundreds of countries all around the world under attack. Hundreds of thousands of people have died and millions of cases have been identified. This number continues to rise and there appears to be no end in sight for this devastating outbreak. That is, at least not until we have an effective vaccine. Unfortunately, there can be no guarantees about when a working vaccine will be available. For now, this is something we have to learn to live with.

Getting influencers involved

It is not only this aspect of social media that can be channeled to help promote facemasks. Another important way that social media can help during this pandemic is through the use of influencers and public personalities who have thousands and millions of followers. There are plenty of social media users who have legions of fans who regularly check their updates. This is the perfect platform for these users to promote and encourage the use of facemasks and to keep people informed and reminded of the important role facemasks play in the fight against the spread of coronavirus. Some celebrities who have used social media to express their thoughts on this topic have been Jennifer Anniston and Tom Hanks.

Stay vigilant

We are at a crucial point in this battle with the invisibly enemy. While we now better understand how the virus works and what are some of the precautions that can be taken to slow its spread, there is still a long way to go to defeat it. At this moment, the important thing to do is to get it under control and make sure that it doesn’tt spread any further. We also need to try and get on with our lives while not letting our guard down. Some of the most effective ways of slowing the spread that have been identified are regularly washing our hands, social distancing and wearing facemasks. These need to be promoted positively in order to convince those that are still lingering in doubt. Social media is one way that can surely play an important role in this task.