The face mask debate has long been a hot topic during the pandemic. But one Costco employee got a little bit aggressive in terms of enforcing the rule.

The world is facing very turbulent times right now.

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The virus has taken our planet hostage, and is showing no signs of letting go anytime soon.

It only took a month for the World Health Organization to declare a global emergency...

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Which was done in an attempt to combat the virus and enable countries to put in strict measures to prevent any further spread.

World leaders have been left with little choice but to bring their countries to a total stand-still...

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And many have banned large and crowded events, and any travel to and from infected countries.

Hospitals around the world are buckling under the pressure...

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But thankfully for them, engineers have been working on some remarkable solutions to keeping these hospitals supplied.

Hospitals in a region of Italy are already running short of ventilators...

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The company is gearing up to make 100 of the chess piece-like valves per day and hand them out to medics who are trying to bring the crisis under control.

The demand for these types of valves is insanely high.

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Cristian Fracassi, the founder of the startup firm Isinnova, offered his company's services after hearing about the valve shortage by word of mouth. Speaking to The Daily Mail, he said, "We were told the hospital was desperately looking for more valves. They're called Venturi valves and are impossible to find at the moment, production can't keep up with demand."

One of the biggest problems we're facing is this lack of equipment.

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Healthcare workers have been struggling hugely due to a lack of PPE.

Meaning many essential workers are having to put their lives at risk.

Which is a truly horrific thing.

It's a huge failure by the powers that be.

Especially since now the USA is calling for all citizens to wear masks.

Since they're in short supply, many are making their own.

People have been hugely creative in this worthwhile pursuit.

All over the world...

People have been making masks not only for themselves, but to provide for key workers who are also in need.

And the hard work looks set to continue.

Many countries are still struggling to provide the right PPE to those who need it most, let alone the rest of the population.

But there is a problem with many mask designs.

It can feel a little bit uncomfortable or be difficult to breathe while wearing one.

A small price to pay for health, you might think.

But it seems for some they just don't seem worth the discomfort.

And one infuriating video has gone viral this week.

As one Costco shopper seems very reluctant to follow the rules.

A man is shopping at the superstore...

Without a mask - clearly in violation of the rules.

And one employee was not having it.

He calmly explains that the customer is against store policy, and takes his cart and products away.

Here's the video that's got everyone talking.

The man keeps his cool while the customer starts ranting and raving.

Why is wearing a mask such a huge problem for some?

If you can save a few lives in one simple act, why wouldn't you?

But this man is adamant.

He even made this follow up video to complain further about his "mistreatment." Fancy a more heartwarming mask-related story? Scroll on ...