Masks Against COVID-19
Without being an alarmist, it’s safe to say we are in dire, frighting and uncertain times, with more and more people dying from the deadly coronavirus also known as Covid19; this appears to be our new reality.
Numbers don’t lie and numbers of people dying from Covid19 keep on rising around the world by the minute. There’s no doubt this pandemic has brought sadness as the highly infectious virus seems to be winning the battle and is kicking entire contries’ butts.
However, as history has shown, we humans have incredible resilience and this is also a clear time to come together and help each other.
In the fight against Covid19, we’ve heard it all, wash your hands, use sanitizing gel, keep social distance and staying at home which seems to be the best weapon yet. A number of doubts have also appeared such as the use of a mask.
Though some studied have shown low levels of effectiveness, using face masks has become the new normal for nearly everyone, sick or not. So, should we keep on using them?
Wearing a mask is no guarantee that you won’t get sick however, masks are effective at capturing droplets, which is a main transmission route of coronavirus.
Masks will probably make little difference if you’re just walking around town or taking a bus. If you are wearing one you should also
According to both the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) -you are not suppose to wear one if you are not sick unless, you are in close contact with someone infected or are caring for someone infected.
When used properly masks cuts the chance of the disease being passed on. If you’re showing symptoms of coronavirus, or have been diagnosed, wearing a mask can also protect others. So masks are crucial for health and social care workers looking after patients.
Now, things could change and widespread mask use could be endorse as CDC investigates other debates such as, can the virus be airborne? Who can spread the virus and what’s the difference between the types of masks?