In today's world, safety protocols in transportation are treated with less stringency. When the pandemic hit the world in 2019, people were required to wear face masks in public areas at all times. This was emphasized especially in crowded public transportation where maintaining a safe distance can be challenging. Our world has become significantly safer since herd immunity was developed against the virus. Nevertheless, there is still the threat of the coronavirus, as well as other possible diseases and the harmful fumes we inhale on the overcrowded city roads. Everyone is accustomed to the practice of wearing face masks, and this must continue to be a practice in order to help maintain the safety of not only ourselves but also other people.
This is not to argue that we should not go back to how the way things were. It is great for people to have the option not to wear a face mask. However, the continuous use of it in transportation vehicles has the potential to protect a significant number of passengers from harm. As we know, thousands, if not millions, of people have been riding public transportation every day. From trains and buses to planes and cabs, acquiring a potential cause of the disease is inevitable. However, by wearing masks, we can significantly reduce this risk. Turning this practice into a habit is beneficial in the long run. You have nothing to lose but to gain when you choose to be a part of it.