Wearing masks and maintaining social distance are considered to be effective ways of inhibiting the spread of coronavirus. However, one has to be aware of all the dos and don’ts of the precautions, especially of wearing a mask, since that’s where people misinterpret the facts.
Why Is Wearing Masks Important During the Covid-19 Pandemic?
The coronavirus can simply spread by speaking, let alone sneezing. Hence, it is important to wear a mask to protect oneself from the potential danger of getting coronavirus. Since an infected person cannot be pointed out from a crowd, it is now important for everyone to wear a mask to protect themselves.
To ensure proper safety the mask must cover the nose and mouth and there should be no leakage.
Healthcare workers have to be specifically careful with their mask fitting. They are constantly in contact with patients in one or another hazardous condition.
1. Increases the Chances of Getting Coronavirus
Authorities have mandated masks to help thwart the spread of covid-19 by preventing the spread of droplets from an infected person through talking, coughing, or sneezing. The masks act as the barrier between the wearer and the harmful droplets in the air. They filter the air to some extent before it enters the nose or mouth of the wearer. They also protect others from the saliva and respiratory secretions of the wearer.
3. The Too-Small Mask Can Cause Other Issues
Unnecessarily tight masks can cause rashes, breakouts, and other skin issues. They can leave marks on your face and make breathing difficult. Since they sit on your nose and ear, they can leave them aching. The conditions can worsen in people already suffering from skin issues. People might even give up wearing masks because of these issues.