Right now, the role of masks in preventing the COVID-19 (coronavirus) spread is in question. Two things are known to be accurate; masks help stop infected people from passing the virus on and medical professionals working in the thick of it benefit from masks, as do their patients.
What about the rest of us? Do we cut the risk of infection by wearing a mask? That’s not clear. One of the known problems with members of the general public wearing masks is that, statistically, we’re rubbish at it.
People put their masks down, get them contaminated from the dirty surface and then strap the infection onto their face. Untrained people also take their masks off in such a way as to transfer the virus to their hands and then catch the disease.
How to safely wear a mask
This video is from University of Minnesota Health. It was made a year ago; in other words, this is a purely instructional video that was made and published without anyone trying to make money off the coronavirus scare.
Hindsight is key, isn’t it? Don’t touch the front of the mask and wash your hands afterwards!
In Pure Spirit
Are you wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you planning on buying a stash of masks afterwards to keep in the house?