Masks Work

Nibbles gets it. In a nutshell: My mask protects you. Your mask protects me. And according to a new report from Reuters:

. . . research, led by scientists at the Britain’s Cambridge and Greenwich Universities, suggests lockdowns alone will not stop the resurgence of the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, but that even homemade masks can dramatically reduce transmission rates if enough people wear them in public.

“Our analyses support the immediate and universal adoption of face masks by the public,” said Richard Stutt, who co-led the study at Cambridge.

Nibbles Woodaway is the giant termite mascot of Big Blue Bug Solutions visible along Route 95. The company describes the famous icon:

Constructed of steel and covered with fiberglass, the Big Blue Bug is an exact replica of an Eastern Subterranean Termite, also known as Reticulitermes flavipes. It is 58 feet long, 9 feet tall and weighs 4,000 pounds!

The Big Blue Bug has appeared in a number of movies and television programs, including: Dumb and Dumber, Dumb and Dumber To, The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Daily Show, and of course, Family Guy.

The BBBS celebrity spokesman is Providence College grad, John O’Hurley, Mr. Peterman on Seinfeld.

Nibbles was originally painted purple, the color of a swarming termite under the microscope, but it faded to blue.

1 thought on “Masks Work”

  1. william jackson


    I still think that it would be helpful if people understand what “in public” means. When I step out of my house, I may be in public but if there is virtually nobody around, I can walk to my car and drive off without a mask. And I can drive to my destination without a mask. When I get to the woods for a walk, and I am the only person there (eventually I will see a few others) then I really don’t need my mask, until I meet someone else on the hiking path; and then I put it on while they pass by (or simply step away ten feet away). All the regular public situations — where there are people around, even within six feet or more — then yes the mask. Thanks for reading, Will J

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