Brian Gilham

Engineering leader, husband, and father


Let's All Wear A Mask →

Maciej Cegłowski makes a compelling argument for why we should all be wearing a mask. This is the post to send around to your friends & family.

But in this essay, I want to persuade you not just to wear a mask, but to go beyond the new CDC guidelines and help make mask wearing a social norm. That means always wearing a mask when you go out in public, and becoming a pest and nuisance to the people in your life until they do the same.

Amid the sometimes conflicting information on wearing cloth masks, I’ve started wearing one when I have to be out and around others. Combined with discipline around hand hygiene, proper removal, and sanitation it now strikes me as a worthwhile step to take. It felt extremely strange, at first. But that feeling quickly faded and, given a sample of just my neighbourhood, I’m far from alone.