As a result of the spread of the new coronavirus infection, wearing masks has become commonplace around the world.
Around early spring 2020, when the infection began to spread, masks became scarce around the world.
Why are people so important to wearing masks?
Is wearing a mask really effective in preventing the spread of virus infection?
When an infected person coughs or sneezes, the virus in the body spreads around.
The mask can prevent such splashes.
The size of the virus is only about 1 / 10,000 mm, so an electron microscope is essential to see it.
So when you cough or sneeze, the virus jumps out of the mask.
However, the mask prevents most of the droplets from spreading around.
So, infected individuals must wear masks properly.
For example, even though the infected person’s droplets are collected inside the mask, if you touch the part with your hand when removing the mask, the virus will naturally adhere to your hand.
Many viruses may be attached not only to the inside of the mask but also to the outside.
It goes without saying what happens when you touch the doorknob or food with the virus-attached hand.
We unknowingly touch our face with our hands many times a day.
The virus enters the body through the mucous membranes around the nose, mouth, and eyes.
You need to cover your mouth and nose with a mask.
(Actually, you also need to cover your eyes with goggles.)
Some people only cover their mouth and not their nose, but this makes no sense.
Many people wear masks to prevent direct transmission of the virus.
But that’s not the only real effect of masks.
Masks prevents your nose and throat from drying.
This is also important to prevent infection.
WHO also does not blindly believe in the effects of masks.
The effects of the mask are as follows.
- The mask prevents the droplets from scattering to some extent.
- Even if you wear a mask, you shouldn’t touch your face with your hands.
- The mask should be worn so that it covers the mouth and nose firmly.
– WHO: When and how to use masks