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Function, Fad, & Fashion: The Future of Face Masks
Masks have played an important role in shaping our experience of this pandemic, but what will become of these essential accessories once this pandemic is “over”? Many embrace masks as a form of self-expression, and the Exclusives Music Meets Fashion clothing store on Pleasant Street even offers customers a variety of different customized face masks. Others report less colds and less allergies this past year, citing masks as a possible source for their clearer sinuses and lack of sneezes. In many East Asian countries (and since long before COVID-19), it’s been common courtesy to wear a mask when you feel under the weather.
What do you think? Is our mask journey over, or has it just begun?