FROM THE LA TIMES (with a link below)
As the pandemic has crippled much of the world, and with growing interest from the public, fashion brands have switched gears to introduce masks for profit. There’s such high demand that some brands are still backordered, making face masks the only real fashion trend to emerge since COVID-19 became part of the world’s daily vernacular.
The photo at the left shows a toll road (the ICC) in Maryland during the height of the shutdown taking place in late March and into early May. Cornoavirus cases went down dramatically during that period and then started rising again when things began to re-open but but then started a downward trend again.