Tired of covering up with Chinese-made, fake surgical masks? My wife and I waited until there was supply of Made-in-the-USA Crosstex ASTM Level 2 face masks before buying two boxes of 50. Something seemed so wrong to us about rewarding manufacturers from China—likeliest origin of SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2), which causes COVID-19. We’re old enough to care less about looking sharp than younger folks wanting to express their styles while adhering to pandemic protocols for reducing likelihood the disease spreads.
If you’re wanting stylish rather than drab medical wear, what better way, as they, than to shop local—in this instance along Maryland Street in San Diego’s University Heights neighborhood. I used iPhone XS to make the Featured Image nearby where lives (if she still does) Maxine, who appeared in my cat photo series more than three years ago. Vitals: f/2.4, ISO 16, 1/363 sec, 52mm (film equivalent); 10:26 a.m. PST, Jan. 9, 2021. I do hope that the person(s) who put up the stand sell(s) plenty and that buyers are more likely to cover their faces because of the designs. They’re double-layer!