Yes! We must!
Due to the views we continue to see in the market places of our country, we think that the mask rule is quite appropriate and necessary.
Crowded coronavirus continues in street markets despite epidemic
As cases of COVID-19 disease, which develops due to the new type of coronavirus, are increasing day by day, people are trying to access simple medical (surgical) masks to protect themselves. Some health professionals approach differently in this regard; they were worried about the supply of masks for themselves: "Only the necessary people should use the masks!" they say. Are masks really only necessary for certain people to use, or should anyone out of their home wear a mask? Could everyone's wearing a mask be one of the most important factors to slow down and control the pandemic?
Until now, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have said that only people with COVID-19 symptoms (symptoms) and those who care for them should wear a mask, except for healthcare workers at risk of contact with the coronavirus.
However, some healthcare professionals, including the director of the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, think this is a mistake. Health officials in some parts of Asia have encouraged all citizens to wear masks to prevent the spread of the virus, regardless of whether they have symptoms. And the Czech Republic took a step last week to make nose and mouth coverings mandatory in public spaces, and attempted to make large quantities of masks. As a country with a population of 10 million in Central Europe, Czechia (Czech Republic) does not seem to have made any mistakes Italy or Spain have fallen in by the outbreak control. Czech Republic COVID-19 data is as follows: a total of 3,869 cases; 46 new deaths; the mortality rate is 1.1% and the number of cases per million people is 361.
The primary means of transmitting coronavirus from person to person are aerosols or small droplets created by breathing, sneezing or coughing. The amount of spread of air that we exhale during inhalation can be effectively reduced using a face mask, as shown in the video. A Schlieren imaging technique has been applied in the video above to visualize the flow of air from a person's breathing and coughing. Using a face mask, the exhaled air flow is blocked and effectively reduces the risk of infection.
Scientists who recommend wearing masks to the masses say that the effect of wearing masks against the spread of this epidemic is moderate. Many of us are also hesitant to encourage the purchase of masks due to serious shortages in health systems. But the public's wearing a mask seems to be necessary now, as it is not at any time in history. In order to reduce the pace of this epidemic, it is necessary to do whatever is necessary, including wearing a mask, as well as following the rules of staying at home, social isolation and hygiene.
Note: There are two types of medical masks: 1. Surgical mask and 2. Respirator mask
- What are the types of medical masks? Who should choose which?
- Can masks be disinfected and reused?
Wearing a mask can be a public health intervention whose significance is poorly understood.
Simple medical masks are not meant to protect yourself normally, but to reduce the risk of infection to others. However, the proportion of new type of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) positive people in society is increasing day by day; Since we do not know who is positive for coronavirus infection, everyone wearing a mask outside the home can reduce the spread rate of COVID-19.
However, despite the use of a mask, people still need to continue using social distance and stay home to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Wearing a mask shouldn't mean that I can get out easier!
Arnold Arto, an epidemiologist from the University of Michigan, says that although there is some evidence of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), this new coronavirus is present in aerosols (fine particles suspended in the air), aerosol delivery rarely occurs, Ann Arbor. it is mostly spread by larger droplets and "we know that standard surgical face masks will have a modest effect on this type of contamination. However, when you combine masks with other prevention approaches, they can make a difference."