Letter to the Editor: Burkas for Coronovirus

Posted 3/18/20

Burkas for Coronovirus Our government has been slow to protect its population against this virus—which is a failure in our national security. There aren’t test strips, and trustworthy information …

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Letter to the Editor: Burkas for Coronovirus

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Burkas for Coronovirus

Our government has been slow to protect its population against this virus—which is a failure in our national security. There aren’t test strips, and trustworthy information is lacking. This proves that now is the time to care for ourselves.

Here’s an idea born out of necessity. A design can be made quickly (a holler out to the apparel community) for a comfortable burka that could be worn by both men and women. Burkas are face covering apparel that leaves openings on the face only for eyes. Glasses can cover up the eye openings. Hands, also a point of transmission, can be covered with nice cloth gloves or if you prefer, rubber or latex gloves.

Wearing a burka and gloves eliminates the possibility of touching something contaminated like a door handle or having someone sneeze or cough in your midst. By wearing the burka each person can contain their own bodily fluids inside their burka which can be washed. With this protection we can go about our lives as we want without fear.

This virus won’t be here forever. We can adjust to this type of mobile protection, while saving needed face masks for medical professionals, and insuring our own personal protection without needing to be living in a quarantine. This is America, we borrow something from every culture, so we can borrow burkas from Muslim culture and not need to fear moving about or catching any easily transmissible disease.

Aleta Kazadi,

Westminster

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