“I won’t .. “

Not me .. I will. I wore one yesterday to Costco and again today to Sprouts. I didn’t feel out of place, look silly or draw any stares (well, no more than normal) from anyone.

A mask.

Not so much the guy in the White House.

I’m not going to get political, but I am going to advocate for common sense:

  • CDC  issued “Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission” today. In anticipation of this (it wasn’t actually a secret), I posted “Respect the Mask” earlier today.
  • He, his VP and those around him are getting the rapid CoViD-19 (capitalization intentional, as here is how the virus was named .. I’m going back to all-caps hereafter) test on a regular basis. I agree with this: he, his VP and critical team .. not to mention the Chain of Command being tested on a regular basis is a very good thing.
  • While a less-than N95 won’t protect you fully, it will likely protect others from you .. please recall COVID-19 can be transmitted asymptomatically .. that is, without symptoms. You may not know you have it and transmit it to others. Remember “Behave like you have it ..“? I do .. I wrote it. Nothing original therein .. Just common sense (again) when sorting a challenge with multiple unknowns.

Wear a mask or a scarf. Be careful. Stay informed.

Stay connected. Stay safe. Stay home.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

One Response to “I won’t .. “

  1. You stay safe as well

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