How mask can help during COVID?



Wearing a face mask is certainly not an iron-clad guarantee that you won’t get sick – viruses can also transmit through the eyes and tiny viral particles, known as aerosols, can penetrate masks. However, masks are effective at capturing droplets, which is a main transmission route of coronavirus, and some studies have estimated a roughly fivefold protection versus no barrier alone (although others have found lower levels of effectiveness).

If you are likely to be in close contact with someone infected, a mask 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 and are also recommended for family members who need to care for someone who is ill – ideally both the patient and carer should have a mask.

Studies show that people can spread coronavirus even if they don’t have symptoms (called asymptomatic) or before they have symptoms (called presymptomatic). In fact, you might be the most contagious just before symptoms begin. The 2 types of masks which will be useful during these times are-

A cloth face mask: It won't totally block the coronavirus. But it’s an added layer of protection for you and the people around you when you use it along with regular hand washing and social distancing measures like staying 6 feet away from others.

But best suggested is SAFE reusable mask with nano shield protection system: Fit tightly around your face. They filter out 95% or more of the smallest particles in the air. Easy to use with adjustable ear loops and 100% cotton for easy breathing they offer the highest level of protection against Covid-19.

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