Truth be told, masks expose the hidden face

Mask Money Heist Coronavirus
As we learn to live with masks on, this time may perhaps also be opportune to learn to take our other masks off. | Image - Prathap Ravishankar
Some time during the early 17th century, when numerous plagues were raging across Europe, hooded figures wearing beaked masks came to be associated with sure death. These figures were actually plague doctors, who were clothed in their version of the hazmat suit. Although full robes weren’t uncommon, it is the mask with glasses and a top hat, that gave it all its sinister associations.
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