The Coronavirus can be devastating for people of all ages. Anyone can get it – and it spreads very quickly. A good number of infected do not even know they have it, and can spread it to others without knowing. What can you do to survive this global event?
Wear the Mask!
It may sound like common sense for many, but it can still be a hard sell for a few. A virus that travels through the air and spreads through respiratory secretions (droplets from talking, coughing, sneezing, etc.) can be avoided with the use of a mask.
While it may feel uncomfortable, getting the virus is a lot lower with a mask over your nose and mouth. If everyone wears a mask, the odds of the virus spreading would be as close to zero as possible. With a mask, the general public will be less likely to contract the virus. Those who do have the virus on their system can also prevent spreading it to others with the help of a mask.
Mask Discomfort and other Issues
The main reason for people’s refusal to wear masks is discomfort. Claims of it being ‘hard to breathe’ in one has been the justification for a majority of non-mask wearers. This is false – and there is proof. Mask wearers were tested before and after putting a mask to see any changes in vital signs. After minutes of wearing the mask, oxygen saturation, heart rate, and breathing pattern all stayed in the pre-mask state.
Another reason not to wear masks comes from people who wear glasses. The masks can make the glasses foggy, making the person unable to see clearly. This issue is solved with pushing your glasses a bit further up (or down) your nose. This gives the hot air created by exhaling a way out without creating a mist on your glasses. Of course, you can always use contact lenses to avoid this issue. Find out more about contact lenses and the many options you can have at Contactlenses.com.au.
A Combination of Methods
One argument one often hears is that if ‘one works, why should you do the others?’ Think of it like the safety components of a car. A car has a seatbelt, airbags, and emergency brakes. Using the same argument, one should also ask: if seatbelts work, why add emergency brakes into the car’s setup? If airbags worked, why should we bother putting on seatbelts before driving? The answer to all these is simple – while individually the methods work, together they are even more foolproof.
The world right now is in a state of disarray. Life before the virus seems so distant now, even though it has only been half a year since the Coronavirus outbreak. However, with the right precautions, people doing the necessary steps, and staying healthy, life as we know it will be back in no time. Wearing masks, keeping distance against other people, and staying at home instead of needlessly going outside can help a lot.