5 Reasons to Wear a Mask

07/09/2020 12:34 PM | Anonymous

You've seen the simulation on TV and read about it in the press....masks and face coverings are effective in reducing the number of droplets that are dispersed when we talk, cough, sneeze and sing.   Without a mask, droplets traveled more than 8 feet. A bandanna cut the distance to 3 feet, 7 inches, and a folded cotton handkerchief reduced that distance even more, to 1 foot, 3 inches.

  1. Masks protect other people.
  2. Many people do not know they are infected until symptoms develop.Some studies, including a paper recently published in the journal Nature, have found that over 40 percent of people with coronavirus infections never develop symptoms of COVID-19.
  3. Masks can protect you. A few studies suggest cloth face masks offer some protection for the wearer, but the protective perks are most obvious when everyone covers the mouth and nose.
  4. Masks help the economy recover. A national face mask mandate could serve as a substitute for lockdowns which would help the economy.
  5. There aren't other alternatives until a vaccine is developed and widely available.

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