Shelter in Place Day 97
After my experience out on 4th street yesterday, I thought it might be a good idea to remind people about proper mask-wearing. I’m not saying that none of my friends and family know how to wear a mask properly, but maybe you know someone who doesn’t and you can share this with them.
I’ve included links to two videos, one from the WHO and another from Centura Health. Both, explain the Do’s and Dont’s of mask-wearing, and there were things even I learned. I went to Google and typed in: Do face masks work against the coronavirus disease?
What popped up was a COVID-19 alert in red and this answer from the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Hamilton says “a cloth mask will not prevent you from breathing in respiratory droplets that carry a virus, like COVID-19. But it will help to protect others from you if you happen to be infected, with or without symptoms. Furthermore, cloth masks help to reinforce social distancing and good cough etiquette, which ultimately will help to slow how far the virus spreads.
Cloth masks can also prevent you from touching your face, and can be a visual reminder to practice social distancing, Dr. Hamilton adds.”
And as much as you say you don’t touch your mask, I’ve seen so many people grab their mask at their nose to readjust it. Be safe. Wash your hands and please cover your nose when you are wearing one. The mask should cover your nose, mouth, and chin. I think what is happening, is that people are getting masks that are too small for their faces or that don’t have a metal piece in the top, so their glasses fog up.
Today is link heavy, but I posted a link to a post on Facebook I made earlier today. It’s from a woman physician in North Carolina who started asking her patients how they thought they got COVID-19. It’s really sad how easily this thing spreads.
Please be careful. Please stay strong.
Have you corrected people on how to wear their masks?