For the first time, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that even seemingly healthy people wear masks over their mouths and noses when venturing out of the homes into places where it is not easy to keep distance from other people. But there is still major debate over how much masks — especially the homemade fabric masks that the CDC recommends for that public can slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the herpes virus that produces COVID-19.
The CDC stresses the application of “face coverings” in their recommendation, certainly not “face mask“. So, what’s the difference? A face covering might be any cloth that covers the nose and mouth, including a scarf or bandana wrapped across the face.
The unfortunate the fact is that our country does not now have enough disposable markers in reserve to keep our overall health care workers safe. Please don’t hoard goggles or take them from medical facilities health workers will need them one of the most within the coming weeks. And if you currently have extra markers or even the skills required to craft homemade ones, you could consider supplying them to hospitals and others that are subjected to the best risk like transportation and supermarket workers.
The findings, published inside a letter in medical journal The Lancet Microbe on Thursday, enhance an increasing body of research regarding the stability of Sars-CoV-2 – because the coronavirus is formally known – and what you can do to avoid its transmission.
Masks are effective in blocking, at least limiting, your contact with these contagious viral droplets and aerosol particles. Because and we don’t always know that’s infected (many coronavirus cases are asymptomatic), it’s also wise to wear a mask to protect others.