Will A Mask Really Protect You From Coronavirus? – Cheddar Explains

by birtanpublished on September 15, 2020

As coronavirus spreads through China drug stores are selling out of surgical masks take a look through the news stories and you'll see photos of concerned citizens with their faces covered but is covering your mouth enough to prevent this life-threatening

Illness and if not what's really the best way to stay healthy we spoke with an expert to better understand this outbreak so coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are responsible for about 25 percent of cases of the

Common cold before this latest outbreak there were six corona viruses that were known to infect humans and four of them were just kind of common cold viruses that occasionally could cause pneumonia or severe disease corona virus is an

Umbrella term that refers to a family of upper respiratory diseases including the common cold MERS and SARS the virus can present in several ways sometimes as a mild illness and sometimes as a life-threatening disease the current

Strain in China is highly contagious hundreds of people have been infected and several have died on January 21st it was confirmed that this strain of corona virus has made its way to the u.s. soft surgical masks like the one shown here

Are designed to prevent the wearer from spreading their germs to others but they won't prevent inhalation of airborne germs their loose sides reduced their effectiveness as a barrier against disease to block out the

Greatest number of airborne germs you'd need an n95 respirator mask this mask is what a surgeon would wear around a patient with a highly infectious disease like tuberculosis these masks aren't a foolproof solution for the public either

Surgeons get their masks fitted and generally only wear them for a short period of time just buying a mask from the drugstore wouldn't give you the same snug fit around the mouth that keeps those germs from getting in furthermore

Respirator masks actually filter air which makes them a great barrier against disease but according to dr. amos Adal juh they restrict oxygen flow too much to be worn all day a study conducted by the

University of New South Wales found that when warned correctly these masks had an 80% efficacy rate of protecting the wearer against a proven viral infection this study focused on the spread of influenza but dr. Adalia says that the

Two diseases spread in comparable ways coronaviruses spread through the respiratory route so that's through coughs and sneezes and little droplets to come out of your mouth and that's pretty much very similar to the

Influenza they do spread very readily and that's the concern when you have one that can cause severe illness unfortunately there's a catch the same study found that mask usage compliance or the portion of people using the masks

Effectively was only 50% with the non-compliant users incorporated there was no difference in infection rate between the mask wears and the control group so what's the best way to keep yourself safe dr. a dodges advice is

Simple so the best thing you can really do is to practice good hygiene wash your hands stay away from sick people if you can if you're in those parts of China where cases have occurred you want to stay away from the live animal markets

Which may have been part of the origin of this new virus but there isn't anything specific you can do other than a lot of common sense and good hygiene if you do choose to wear a mask try to follow the rules don't remove the mask

Frequently touch your face under the mask or reuse it doing so will greatly diminish its benefits for more videos like this one click subscribe now to enable notifications don't forget to click that

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