I think the idea of whether to wear face masks is a different challenge for many people all over the world. And that begs the question, Has face mask become the last weapon to win covid-19 war?
Most people think wearing masks is what patients do, so they lack the good habit of wearing masks. At least in normal times, it's hard for them to wear masks.
Researchers recently published a study that shows the proper use of masks reduces the spread of respiratory droplets. The findings strongly support the protective value and effectiveness of widespread mask use and maintaining physical distance in reducing the spread of covid-19.
Do face masks work at preventing COVID-19 transmission?
"Masks don't work unless we wear them," says an expert who is an infectious diseases physician.
That's what researchers say they proved in a recent study.
They found objectively that masks are critically important. They're very effective at protecting the people around you. If you're wearing a mask, you're protecting others. If they're wearing masks, they're protecting you.
The experiments used masked and unmasked mannequins that simulated the spread of respiratory droplets and measured it at various distances.
They found the most important transmission of a COVID-19 particle is a respiratory droplet. They measured the aerosol particles which are even smaller. And they found that masking was very effective even for those particles, the smallest ones.
The study showed that disposable paper medical masks and two-layer cloth masks reduced droplet transmission.
"We're all tired of wearing masks. But I think this is really highlighting the importance of wearing face masks and how masks work at preventing COVID-19 transmission.
Some people often associate wearing masks directly with certain groups. In few developed countries, some people will use masks as a tool of racial discrimination to stigmatize other people from particular regions, so those from developed world have always thought wearing of masks do not conform to the local norms of social civilization, and their acceptance is very low.
In many countries covid-19 war has been almost won because the governments constantly instill relevant knowledge to people, so that everyone understands the importance of wearing masks to protect themselves and others, so in public, everyone must wear masks.
This is the time regardless of race, religion, color and beliefs all must come together and embrace the idea of wearing masks to save lives. Whether men, women, old and young, everyone must wear clean and health compliant masks as required.
So as the world starts opening and people return to their workplaces all must adhere the health guidelines issued including wearing of face masks limit transmission of this pandemic
As people start going back to workplaces, it's important they take extra hygienic and physical distancing precautions to further reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
We are all responsible. Follow and adhere to health guidelines to ensure you are keeping yourself and others safe.
Keep wearing your face mask.
Wearing a face mask protects you, but most importantly it protects those around you. Don't become complacent – wearing face mask during this pandemic is caring!