I have a cold, which has progressed to the nose dripping and occasional cough stage. I need to be on an airplane in the morning, then two days of driving parents to medical appointments. I should wear a mask, to reduce the infection of strangers, but I'm having trouble with the idea of actually making myself wear one. I sometimes see people of Asian ancestry wearing them on the T. I volunteer at MGH. Volunteers and staff people who are coughing are supposed to stay home. That same cohort gets flu shots for free. If you opt out, during peak season you're supposed to wear a mask. I have found a pattern online. If I put in the work to make one, would that increase my motivation to put it on?