Coronavirus and Beards and Mustaches



https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/coronavirus-and-beards-and-mustaches/

There is a very good reason — two reasons, in fact — regarding why the CDC and other health-related organizations and officials are suggesting that men shave off their beards and mustaches.

1. Contrary to popular belief, beards and mustaches do NOT protect a person from the coronavirus. Quite to the contrary, they allow droplets in the air — which contain the virus — to lodge in them, where the droplets can build up. Then, when a person scratches their beard or mustache, they get the droplets on their fingers. If they unconsciously touch their nose or mouth for any reason, they end up infecting themselves with the virus.

2. There is a second equally important reason to completely shave if the coronavirus is ravaging your part of the world. Face masks — a.k.a. respirators — of rating N95 or higher, or class FFP3, for example, are designed to fit very snugly against one’s face. There needs to be a good seal. Having a beard or mustache prevents this from happening, and the face mask — which can be expensive — becomes ineffective. So, does a man want to protect his health and his friends’ and loved ones’ health? Or does he want to keep his beard and mustache?

For the record, for many years now, I have sported a long white beard and full mustache which many people have complimented me on. As much as I enjoy having this look, on March 20,2020, I had no choice but to shave off both. So what is more important to you? Your health — and the well-being of those you love — or your physical appearance? The choice is yours.

For those of you who may have possibly missed some of my previous coronavirus-related writings, following is a list of everything I have written to date regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. I believe that you will find a lot of useful, factual, instructive and Scriptural information in this material. Please feel free to share this list on your own timelines, pages, in your Facebook groups, and on any other social networks where you happen to participate. Thank you so very much, and God bless you!

Bill’s Bible Basics Coronavirus Information Center:

Bill’s Bible Basics Coronavirus Information Center

Bill’s Bible Basics Articles:

BBB Article: “Coronavirus: Just the Facts, Ma’am”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Articles/coronavirus-1.html

BBB Article: “COVID-19, Financial Assistance and Christian Love”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Articles/covid-19-financial-assistance-christian-love-1.html

BBB Article: “Coronavirus: Defiant Christians, Stay Home!”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Articles/coronavirus-defiant-christians-stay-home-1.html

BBB Article: “COVID-19: Exposure Logging and Contact Tracing: Is It Safe?”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Articles/COVID-19-ExposureLogging-ContactTracing-1.html

Bill’s Bible Basics Blog Posts:

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Latest Statistics – Bill’s Bible Basics Blog”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/coronavirus-latest-statistics-bills-bible-basics-blog/

BBB Blog Post: “Stop Joking About the Coronavirus”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/stop-joking-about-the-coronavirus/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: God Will Silence the Fools”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/coronavirus-god-will-silence-the-fools/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Be Still and Know That I Am God”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/coronavirus-be-still-and-know-that-i-am-god/

BBB Blog Post: “Is COVID-19 the New Normal? : Don’t Freak Out! Trust the Lord!”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/is-covid-19-the-new-normal-dont-freak-out-trust-the-lord/

BBB Blog Post: “Helpful Tips Regarding Using Face Masks and Respirators”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/helpful-tips-regarding-using-face-masks-and-respirators/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Why Do You Condemn Your Brethren?”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/coronavirus-coronavirus-why-do-you-condemn-your-brethren/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Are You Distracted?”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/coronavirus-are-you-distracted/

BBB Blog Post: “Recording: COVID-19 Safety Tips From Doctor Negrín University Hospital, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/recording-covid-19-safety-tips-from-doctor-negrin-university-hospital-gran-canaria-canary-islands/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Wake Up, Already!”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/coronavirus-wake-up-already/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: 40 Bible Verse Lists Regarding God’s Love, Patience, Wrath, Judgments and Repentance”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/coronavirus-40-bible-verse-lists-regarding-gods-love-patience-wrath-judgments-and-repentance/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Where is Your Common Sense?”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/coronavirus-where-is-your-common-sense/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: More Useful Information”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/coronavirus-more-useful-information/

BBB Blog Post: “The Doctor Anthony Fauci Debate: My View”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/the-doctor-anthony-fauci-debate-my-view/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: How to Respond to the Pandemic”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/coronavirus-how-to-respond-to-the-pandemic/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Face Masks or Bandanas?”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/coronavirus-face-masks-or-bandanas/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus and Beards and Mustaches”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/coronavirus-and-beards-and-mustaches/

Bill’s Bible Basics Poetry:

BBB Poem: “Coronavirus Kooks”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/coronavirus-kooks-a-poem-by-bill-kochman/

About Bill Kochman

Bill Kochman is a Christian writer, poet, graphic artist, online evangelist and founder and webmaster of the Bill's Bible Basics website and blog. His interests include tropical fish, Macintosh computers, web design, writing poetry and God's natural creation.
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