Instagram models are facing a bitter backlash since they are using medical face masks as bikinis, calling them ‘quarantines’, which now became a social media trend amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Millions of people around the world are stocking face masks and other protective equipment due to coronavirus, which leaves many medical workers without essential protective equipment as a result.
However, while many healthcare workers are begging others to leave medical masks for those who need them the most, several ‘covidiot’ influencers carelessly turned them into a ‘must-have’ accessory, proudly showing it to their followers.
The bizarre trend appeared after the World Health Organization asked healthy people not to buy face masks because they would be better used by healthcare workers and patients who tested positive for coronavirus.
However, the agency is apparently reconsidering that advice, according to a former infectious disease director.
LA’s mayor told all four million of the city’s residents to wear masks at all times in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, even though the governor advised the opposite.
Using face masks as a method of slowing down the spread of the virus is not a bad thing, but there is no question that turning them into a bikini is senseless.
Russian influencer Yulia Ushakova posted a photo of herself wearing two masks with filters as a bikini top, and she used a more traditional string mask, often used by doctors as a skimpy bottom.
Even though the picture racked up more than 10,000 likes, the wasteful use of such precious medical equipment frustrated many people.
‘There aren’t enough masks in the country, but here it is…’ one follower commented.
Another one added: ‘Yulia. This is blasphemy! It’s better to give masks to your grandmothers.’