The Coronavirus pandemic has taken the world by storm. Many countries have different opinions on the pandemic. Being told to wear masks has been the one consistent thing instruction from all governments.
Advice From Medical Personnel On the Frontline
Many young people can’t seem to understand how masks could possibly help you to stay safe from the virus. Knowing how masks help fight the coronavirus will give you a better understanding of the seriousness of the matter. To help you understand how important masks are we asked medical nurse Sister Desire Marman who has been working with COVID 19 patients a few questions.
Do you think that masks have made an impact on the spread of the virus?
Yes, because without masks people would be infected much quicker. Although we are practicing social distancing people are still leaving their home to go to grocery stores and are still in contact with others. By wearing masks you are protecting yourself from inhaling any bacteria or germs from someone without a mask.
Do you have any words of advice for people who aren’t serious about wearing a mask?
By choosing to not wear a mask you are not only putting yourself at risk but others as well. This virus does not see gender, age or race. So everytime you leave your house without a mask you are being irresponsible and putting your life on the line. Wearing a mask can save your life and the lives of others.
Other Things You Should Know About The CoronaVirus
What is the Coronavirus?
The coronavirus or COVID 19 is a newly discovered form of coronavirus. The exact origin of the virus is still unknown. However people who do have it, express respiratory problems. At this there isn’t any cure or vaccine but because of the similarities in respiratory issues doctors have found a way to treat it and have brought about preventive measures.
Where did the Coronavirus Come From?
The virus outbreak began in Wuhan China late of November 2019 and quickly spread throughout the country. With international flights still travelling from Chinese airports, the virus made its way to several other countries.
How is the Virus Spread?
Knowing how the Coronavirus is transmitted is extremely important. This along with the preventive measures will help you stay safe and virus free. Covid 19 is spread via small droplets from the nose and mouth of an infected person. These droplets are then inhaled or touched by you, someone that isn’t infected. You can also get the virus by touching surfaces that have come in contact with these droplets.
Besides Wearing A Mask What Else Can You Do To Be Safe?
Besides wearing a mask their are many other things you can do to be safe. Below are a few safety tips you can use and the reasons why they have been recommended.
Wash Your Hands
You touch several surfaces everyday. Therefore it is important to thoroughly your hands and sanitize them with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. This will kill any germs you come in contact with. Please do keep in mind that alcohol-based hand sanitizer is not a cure but a precautionary measure.
Maintain Social Distancing
Many countries around the world are currently on lockdown. Meaning that you are supposed to stay in doors and practice social distancing when you leave to get your home. Social distancing means staying within a specific distance from others. Ensuring that you do not come in contact with their germs or bodily fluids.
If you feel that you have any symptoms of the virus such as a cough or fever. It is important that you get tested as soon as you can. Getting tested will put your mind at ease and will identify why you are experiencing these symptoms.
Last Updated: April 24, 2020