“Next time you are debating whether to wear a mask (preferably you won’t even have to debate but it will be automatic, like buckling your seatbelt), ask yourself these simple ethical questions as laid out by Elspeth Tilley, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of New Zealand.
The front page test — would you feel comfortable seeing your behavior on the nightly news?
The significant other test — would the important people in your life be proud of you?
Are there any rules, laws, codes of conduct, or mandates in my community or workplace that I am bound to abide by?
Would you be happy for your action to affect you in the same way it does others (reversibility)?
Would the outcome be acceptable if everyone behaved this way (universalizability)?