In times like this it may be a little complicate to stay positive but I try. But when I am looking into Stock and the Covid-19 images for sale, I am asking myself if anyone actually listens to the doctors, virologists and other specialists. Why are there so many pictures with masks? The masks help only the person in front of you IF YOU ARE INFECTED, so they should be left for those who really need them like nurses, doctors etc. That is the reason why people panic in the first place because they are misguided. Please take those photos off or modify them to the purpose of 2 people standing in front of each other. Thank you
Thank you for your feedback, Do I understand you correctly to be saying except for those in special health services, such as doctors and nurses, all other images of persons wearing mask should be a minimum of two models per image?
It would be good if you show us an example of a page you speak about. In terms of the virus, and in the context of wearing a mask, this is what I gather:
The virus takes 14 days to incubate during which time the carrier do not know he or she has it and thus will spread it. Hence this person not wearing a mask spreads it unknowingly, and others not wearing mask are at risk of breathing it in.
The virus is spread from person to person via saliva if one is close enough to an infected person during a conversation, or an infected person cough, or sneeze close enough to others. The speculated distance is 3 to 5ft. Again remembering that the virus is also spread during incubation period, before the carrier is aware. So who should wear mask?
In my opinion, anyone entering public space, or interacting with anyone at all should wear mask. Everyone is at risk of getting the virus. Hence images of isolated none-health professionals wearing mask is appropriate, as well as group, and two (including one with, one without) professionals, and non-professionals. Mask is for everyone who interacts with others. The single model images can be use to effectively drive home that point.
In addition, there are other reasons for wearing mask, hence after COVID-19 these images will still continue to be useful.
Also since the moderators, who are experienced at deciding what is commercially viable, accept these images, then it means that market is there for them.