We all see this thing to wear a mask to protect others, like you can spit in someone’s face being 2 meters (6.5 feet) behind them. What they didn’t think of when they say that you have to wear a mask everywhere you go including in vehicles like bus, train, boat or plane? What they missed is a condition called motion sickness.
“Motion sickness is very common. About 1 in 3 people are considered highly susceptible to motion sickness.” - US National Library of Medicine
This means 2.5 billion people worldwide have motion sickness and unfortunately there’s no cure for it and the condition is not very well understood by doctors. Now just imagine this: Someone with motion sickness takes the bus because they really need to go somewhere (most of the people with motion sickness travel only if is really necessary even before the pandemic happened), they have to cover their nose and mouth with the mask to protect others even though the person keeps the distance and motion sickness is the only health issue. Some people stay in the car like this dog to ease the nausea and hopefully not throwing up.
Because of the mask that person is unable to get fresh cold air from the bus’ window that will ease the nausea. The person feels the nausea increasing and grab the plastic bag which the majority of them has because they know there will be a point where they will have to throw up during the trip.
The law says that in public places like bus or train you can’t take the mask off no matter what so let’s continue the story. The person is holding his plastic bag getting ready to throw up, BUT he is not allowed to take the mask off. And now here comes a question: who do you think it’s more at risk: the person in front of the bus at more than 6 feet away or the person that is not allowed to take the mask off to throw up due to a common health condition? This person will suffocate with his own vomit because there is a law to keep a mask on your face and who gave this law? The politicians that ride in limousines without health issues and that’s why they never thought of these people.
I know this is not a pleasant story, but it’s a real one.