With recent news of a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus spreading throughout the UK, we continue to receive pleas from health authorities to maintain physical distancing, to keep personal hygiene, and, most importantly, to wear a face masks at all times. Face masks help reduce the risk of infected people spreading the coronavirus and healthy people contracting it. There is no question about the effectiveness of face masks, as they have certainly helped to slow down the spread of the pandemic, but we need to continue focusing on wearing face masks and urging our friends, family, and loved ones to do the same.
By wearing our face masks, we can reduce the spread of the virus, reduce COVID-19 related deaths, get people back to work, and more. In fact, the more people wear face masks, it will help towards our world can get back to normal. Something as simple as putting on a face mask and wearing it correctly (see our blog on this) can save lives. Let that sink in for a minute.
With that in mind, we are going to take a look at some important reasons why we should always wear face mask during the current pandemic:
Protect Your Community– protecting your community is the main reason why we should wear face mask. When we are out and about, we need to protect our families, relatives, friends, and the community from possible infection. Multi-layered cotton face masks can’t block individual viruses, but they can reduce the dispersion of respiratory droplets. Viruses are transmitted primarily through these droplets, which is why face masks are a useful tool in our fight against COVID-19.
You Could Be Contagious– COVID-19 affects every person differently depending on their age and immune levels, and many people do not show any symptoms at all or their symptoms might not be one of the typical symptoms. Both pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals can transmit COVID-19 to others. According to recent studies, more than 40% of people with COVID-19 never develop any symptoms. So even if you feel perfectly healthy, it is still important to wear a face mask to avoid infecting more vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.
Reduce Spread and Reduce Deaths– just by wearing a protective face mask, you can help reduce the spread of the coronavirus and save lives. COVID-19 is highly contagious and deadly. People are dying by the thousands every day and wearing a face mask can help in significantly reducing that figure.
Reduce Touching Your Face– for many people, it is a habit to touch their face and they are often unaware of it. When you wear a face mask, it reduces direct contact between your hands, nose, and mouth. COVID-19 can remain on human skin for many hours, so it could be transferred easily into your mouth and nose any time you touch your face, so hand cleaning is also essential when handling your mask. However, a face mask can’t protect your eyes, so try to make a conscious effort not to touch any part of your face.
Businesses Can Reopen and The Economy Can Restart– the pandemic has severely weakened our economy and forced many businesses to close their doors. To restart the economy, we need businesses open and people shopping, dining out, and spending money. By wearing a face mask, you can help to reduce the spread and businesses to re-open.
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