Ever since the coronavirus outbreak, things like wearing a face mask, using hand sanitisers or washing hands frequently, and following social distancing norms have become a new normal. But there are some who feel embarrassed while doing this.
According to a recent study, majority of adults will refuse to wear a face mask, regardless of government advice.
The study also found that 29 per cent people already feel embarrassed at the thought of wearing a mask when leaving the house.The study was conducted via OnePoll — a market research company — and around 2,000 adults took part in it.
While seven out of 10 respondents said they would wear a mask when taking public transport, a whopping 84 per cent of respondents said they had no intention of wearing one when they are out walking, and 75 per cent said they would not consider wearing a mask when they are meeting family and friends.
One in every 10 adults who participated in the polls even went on to say they will refuse to wear a face mask anywhere in public even if it were to become a law to fight the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
“Face masks will become the norm, and users will need to find ways to make them comfortable and effective. They will take a bit of getting used to, as they can be uncomfortable, particularly if you are a glasses wearer, have a skin condition, or are particularly sensitive. Some people may just not like the feeling of being claustrophobic — there are lots of reasons why it may be difficult to get the whole of the general public to embrace mask wearing. But as other countries have demonstrated, this may become necessary to fight the pandemic once and for all,” Ashley Mealor from Vision Direct, which carried out the research, was quoted as saying by The Independent.
Moreover, the study found that around 46 per cent of them had not even tried using a mask at all.