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疫情之下,为什么西方人不爱戴口罩?

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As the global pandemic speeds up, many are wondering about the effectiveness of masks and when it’s appropriate to wear them. Most people from the East believe that wearing a mask is essential to control the spread of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP). But people in the West generally would argue that, unless one is already ill, wearing a mask is simply unnecessary.随着全球大流行加速蔓延,许多人都想要了解口罩的有效性,以及何时应该戴口罩。大多数东方人都认为戴口罩对于新冠肺炎疫情的防控至关重要。但西方人则普遍表示,除非生病了,否则戴口罩是没有必要的。

In Eastern countries like China, mask-wearing is engrained in their cultures. In fact, people in the East wear masks not just to protect themselves from illness but also for a variety of other reasons.戴口罩在中国等东方国家的文化中根深蒂固。事实上,东方人戴口罩不仅仅是预防生病,还有种种其他原因。

In many Asian countries, masks are worn in many scenarios in daily life, such as doing housework or visiting patients in the hospital. They can give people the comfort of being protected.在许多亚洲国家,人们在日常生活中有不少场景会戴口罩,如做家务、去医院探病等等。戴口罩让人们有种受保护的安全感。

In recent years, they are worn simply for cosmetic reasons. Young people in Japan, for example, wear masks as a fashion statement, expressing their personal style through unique designs and patterns.近年来,很多人戴口罩仅仅是为了美观。比如,日本年轻人将戴口罩视为一种时尚,通过口罩上独一无二的设计与样式来展现自己的个人风格。

In Asia, wearing a face mask is also an outward expression of group-oriented values.在亚洲,戴口罩也是集体主义价值观的外在表现。

With one’s face partially covered, one becomes part of a giant collectivist whole. “People communicated their responsibilities to the social group of which they were members,” wrote Peter Baehr, a research professor in social theory at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. “By disguising an individual’s face, it gave greater salience to collective identity.”一个人遮住了部分面庞后,便成为了一个大集体的一份子。“人们与所属的社会群体共担责任,”香港岭南大学社会学研究教授彼得

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