With the continuing rise in the number of cases infected with a novel coronavirus (COVID-19), there has been controversy about the need to wear gags – or what is known as face masks – when you leave the House.
Explained medical reports that the novel coronavirus transmitted through the spray of the respiratory system caused by the cough or sneeze of an infected person, or molecules existing on the contaminated surfaces.
Therefore, the use of means of protection such as hand gloves, respirators, glasses and protective clothing are limited to working in the medical field, but we note that the quantum of specifically becoming more prevalent among the general people, what is the reason?
Until recently, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises people not to wear masks unless they are sick or caring for someone infected with MERS-CoV, or joint infection, with the assurance that the procedure is as simple as: wash hands with soap and water continuously, or use of alcohol, lack of contact with the face are sufficient to prevent transmission of the virus.
But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended last Friday that everybody is wearing coverings for the face cages cloth and non-medical in public places to help slow the spread of the virus, though there are still some health authorities that recommend not to wear medical masks and leave it for doctors and nurses who deal with patients with MERS-CoV directly, to avoid the problem of lack of gags are experiencing a lot of states.
Says (Martin Blaser) professor in medicine and microbiology at the University of Rutgers: “if there is clear scientific evidence that face masks offer some protection against viruses must be worn”.
You must be on the general public to wear masks when leaving the House?
Yes; everyone should wear a face mask when they are out of the house and in the company of anyone else, and when they are in the grocery store, OR Post Office, or gas station, or even while walking in neighborhood for exercise, in any place where there is someone else after six feet of you.
Why is it important to cover your face?
This virus is mainly through breathing, spray caused by the infected people, but a large part of its spread comes from people who don’t show symptoms, so there is a possibility, even a little, the transmission of the virus to you than anyone you may not know he is infected yet.
This is what happens in all parts of the world where this virus spreads quickly, and quantum physics is one of the ways to get some protection, they are not complete protection by 100%, but they help significantly reduce the chances of the spread of the virus.
If you don’t have a muzzle medical, can use something else?
Says (Martin laser) he’s not sure how effective the protection provided by masks made of cloth in the house, where it’s not a lot of research in this area. But it certainly will provide some protection, although the level will be lower than the quantum medical, but its better than not wearing anything.
In order to obtain better protection when you leave the house you should avoid borrowing from people, where the spread of infection by people and things that touch them or get their breath.
Why do we receive mixed messages about the necessity of wearing respirators, and what has changed?
The use of gags by trying to prevent the spread of flu, and there was clear evidence of their effectiveness, but the main problem is that people didn’t commit, and be really afraid of the flu, so compliance was low, but when compliance was high, there was a protective effect obvious of influenza.
Says (Martin Blaser): “in the early days of the epidemic sought health authorities to persuade people to use a face mask does not provide complete protection, to prevent them from wearing them. In my opinion it was a mistake, and now there is a consensus in the end that the wear sleeve is a good idea, and I agree on that”.
What is the correct way to wear a gag?
If you are wearing a muzzle; they must know how to use it, get rid of them properly, where the World Health Organization recommends the following:
- Wash hands with soap and water well, or sprinkled with alcohol before wearing the gag.
- Care to cover your nose and mouth thoroughly, making sure there are no gaps between the face and gags.
- Avoid touching the sleeve during use; and if you do you must clean your hands using alcohol, or soap and water.
- Replace the quantum ones once they become wet, nor is the use of quantum allocated for one-time use.
- You have to remove the sleeve from the rear without touching the front of them, get rid of them immediately in a closed container; then wash your hands immediately with soap and water thoroughly.
How to make a muzzle canvas at home:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a video on its channel in YouTube explaining Dr. (Jerome Adams) how to make a quantum in the region in a very simple manner.
As you can see this article which shows you most of the way to make the muzzle of cloth at home instead of buying it, which helps to provide medical masks for medical workers who know their health at risk to help more people affected with MERS-CoV.
What should I do?
Important to mention the other part of the avoid infection; which is washing your hands with soap and water constantly, and when you go to the grocery store or a public place, wear gloves or wash your hands after coming to home directly.
There are 3 simple steps will reduce the risk of infection and should be passed to other people in your family significantly, namely: commitment to home insulation, wear masks in public places, wash your hands thoroughly immediately after your return from abroad.