Wear a mask …. save a life
If somebody who was unknowingly infected with Covid-19 or the recent highly infectious Delta variant, and they sneezed within close proximity to you, the chances are you might get the virus, even if you are vaccinated.
What are the chances of you getting the virus at a party or an outdoor event and somebody laughs or shouts close by to you?
Covid -19 and the more infectious Delta variant is a respiratory pathogen, so these little droplets can fire out and fill a whole room just like an aerosol spray can.
So wearing a mask is the most sensible thing you can do for everyone until enough of us are vaccinated.
Epidemiologist Dr Michael Baker says ultimately mask wearing is all about the transmission of what is a respiratory virus.
“If we stop that …. there is no more pandemic, there’s no outbreak, it finishes,” he says.
“People generate these droplets just by breathing, by talking, laughing, singing, shouting … and coughing and sneezing.
With these sorts of activities, they fire out these little droplets that have a limited range.” Read more here
Masks are key to stopping transmission
The WHO have said that masks are a key measure to suppress transmission and save lives.
Masks should be used as part of a comprehensive ‘Do it all!’ approach including physical distancing, avoiding crowded, closed and close-contact settings, good ventilation, cleaning hands, covering sneezes and coughs, and more.
Depending on the type, masks can be used for either protection of healthy persons or to prevent onward transmission. Read more here
What to do if your glasses fog up
Whenever I have my mask on my sunglasses fog up and I cannot see properly.
Our breath escapes out the top of the mask so if you can seal that part off by putting your sunglasses over the top of the mask it might be better.
Here are a few other ways to help if you wear glasses. Read more here
Children and mask wearing in schools
In some countries it is optional, but should we not be encouraging our children to wear masks? Especially since most are not vaccinated yet.
Read more here about some of the common questions about children and face masks.
Masks are common in Japan
If we all wore masks like they do in Japan, then those that didn’t would feel that they were the odd ones out. Mask wearing dates back centuries in Japan
One could say it has become a fashion of sorts. They were worn during Spanish flu, earthquakes and Ash storms and during the SARS virus
It’s not difficult to see how by simply wearing face masks, it can be an effective measure to reduce transmission of any airborne disease which spreads viral infections to others, especially in this sometimes over crowded world that we live in, where physical distancing is minimal and ventilation is often substandard.
The sooner we all figure out that by wearing a mask around others will help to end these lockdowns and return the world to a new normal, the better it will be.
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