When you are faced with a pandemic like the Corona Virus 2019, aka Covid-19, what is your best course of action to protect yourself and your loved ones?
For sure, the number of articles, theories, comments, directives, rules, laws, suggestions, and what-have-you; would have totally flooded your chat groups. Yet, at the end of the day, what is the most important?
Surely, the health and well-being of people you love and especially yourself would be the most important. If you are not well, you will not be able to take care of others. On the contrary, you might even become a burden to others whether you intend to or not.
So, let’s talk about masks. Let us establish a few clear facts, free from all the bias.
Mask provides a barrier between you and the environment. Now, there will be those who would argue about size of the bacteria or virus, the porous or non-porous nature of the material of the mask, and so on. But more or less, there is an undeniable barrier.
Wearing a face mask is highly visible. Everyone can see that you are wearing a face mask. This actually makes a statement – that you are aware and that you care about what is happening.
Not all masks are the same. There are various types of masks. For example, N95 masks are now pretty well-known as they are supposed to have one of the highest levels of protection apart from specialty, medical or industrial type masks.
Based on the above, we can safely say that if you decide to wear a mask, you are making a statement or a stand. You are saying that:
- Yes, you would prefer not to have virus get to you through your nose/mouth
- Yes, you are aware of the Covid-19 situation and you want to ensure that you are aware and you make others aware of its seriousness
- Yes, you are protecting yourself and your loved ones
So, if you are still deciding whether to wear a mask or not, please do not hesitate. There are many different types of masks, and some are downright fashion items which combine with insert-able filters to make them higher in the protective function.
We can talk more about masks.