According to guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many U.S. states require masks to be worn in public places or places where it’s impossible to keep a distance from society to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus,media CNET reported. However, some people still oppose wearing masks. Some people think they don’t need to wear a mask if they don’t show symptoms, contrary to the advice of health experts, doctors and scientists.
To remind people of the importance of wearing masks in public, Google on Wednesday launched an animated Doodle that shows each letter in the internet giant’s traditional logo wearing a mask and then spreading it out to show a social distance.
Nearly 700,000 people have died from the new coronavirus-caused disease in the six months since the first deaths were recorded in the COVID-19 pandemic, which the World Health Organization warns could “get worse and worse.”
While there is still much unknown about the new crown virus, false information about masking the face is circulating. Jackson Ryan, a CNET science editor with a Ph.D. in clinical science in medicine, called the anti-vaccine conspiracy “dangerous and uninformed.”
During the outbreak, Google paid tribute to Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, a hand-washing pioneer known as the “saviour of mothers” who was on the front line against the new crown virus, through Doodle. It also provides advice on how to stay busy while “taking refuge in place.”