A few weeks ago my buddy and I were having a little debate on how much to how little procedure people are using to prevent the spread of the covid-19 virus in the country.
And to be honest with you things got a little bit of hand as conclusions, theories and all sorts of ideas came into the argument, I mean debate.
Frankly speaking, I would say the general public is doing a shockingly amazing job in preventing the spread of covid-19. I mean the other day I stepped out of the house in such a hurry I forgot to carry my face mask with me.
And as I walked or literally ran my way to the supermarket I couldn’t help but notice… you guessed it. I was pretty much the only one not putting a on nose mask.
Like that wasn’t uncomfortable enough, I was halted at the supermarket and asked to return when I had my face mask on. I practically had to plead with a bunch of people before a gentleman agreed to help me get what it was that I wanted to buy. So what’s my point exactly?
With procedures as tight as the one I faced being practiced all around the country why are the numbers still rising. I vividly remember when the number of infected were just 13, and well I am guessing you already know the current digit.
Moving one this had me thinking, perhaps there’s something missing somewhere, and at that moment I decided to do a little bit of research on Nose masks.
Well for two reasons mainly…
Firstly, of recent nose masks are worn by literally every soul in the country and thanks to this a whole lot of prototypes have been springing forth.
One minute we were all buying well fabricated surgical mask and the other everyone is trying to look fashionable by replacing that mask with the same piece of Ankara fabric that rocks every Thanksgiving Sunday.
Remind me how many current cases we are at now?
Remember I said the debate with me buddy got a little out of hand, well there’s the bone of the matter.
The second reason why I decided to research this is because, last I checked the virus wasn’t just passed through the mouth or nose, imagine being sneezed on by an infected person straight up. It won´t matter how heavy or light your mask is when that happens.
It’s no different if you mistakenly touch an infected area and then scratch or touch your nose or eye afterward. Honestly not everyone remembers to wash.
So what did I come up with after my research?
For starters just like I speculated, Do It Yourself (DIY) Mask isn’t as safe as the population takes it to be.
According to a research conducted at Cambridge University a wide range of popularly used household items were tested to measure their effectiveness against bacterias such as covid-19.
Let’s start by saying that the average surgical mask captures an astonishing 97% of the virus. Silk 58%, Linen 60%, Scarf 62%, 100% cotton 69%, Cotton Blend 74%, Dish Towel 83%.
The stats don’t look too bad right? Well the test above shows the result of 1-Micron particles against DIY mask. The corona virus is actually just 0.02 Microns, that’s about 10 times smaller if you ask me. So shall we take the test again?
This time Scarf falls down to 49%, Cotton to 51% , Silk 54%, Linen 62%, Cotton blend 70%, and Dish Towel 73%.
So basically you are at risk wearing most of those fancy looking nose mask.
Another test was done afterward of which the layers were doubled and surprisingly there was little to no changes found!
Come to think of it, I remember coming across a lady at the pharmacy a few days back.
Her mask was so light I could clearly see her lips through it, this other time I saw a man covering his mouth only and forgetting his nose. Vice versa on other occasions also.
So you can imagine just how unsafe things can get when it comes to putting on nose mask.
And what I find puzzling is how people who actually go about this the right way are laughed at and mocked. On a serious note though, there are now accounts and websites whose sole purpose is to make fun of the type of mask people are currently using nowadays.
But let’s face it though; it really is the best way out of this.
Now I am not going to advise you to get a helmet or a mask similar to something firefighters wear (As I have seen a couple of people using these). They are very safe alright, but at this point in time, hurting your wallet isn’t something you want to be doing. In other words the are expensive.
Why not get yourself a Faceshield? This is used to help protect your eyes, nose, and mouth from harmful and hazardous droplets that could be floating around you. I mean it’s all in the name, full face protection.
With this you’ll be surrounded by a polycarbonate window which will maximize the strength and durability of your faceshield.
Just in case you are worried about visibility, the faceshield guarantees 100% unrestricted viewing around your environment.
Other features include:
- Pin lock system which allows for easy adjustment and provides a secure and custom fit.
- Crown Protection is made of high strength thermoplastic material
- Proprietary window attachment system is easy to replace.
It is without saying that the faceshield puts you at a very safe spot compared to the nose mask we see every day.
I know for a fact that the covid-19 virus would cease to increase in number if a procedure such as getting a faceshield is taken. China’s amazing recovery from the covid-19 virus was one that really shocked me. Afterall they held the highest number of cases and even death.
But then I got to realize through my research that not only was movement restricted to it’s minimal but those who had to move around wore a Faceshiled, no exaggerations. The majority of citizens using public transportation and those in supermarkets had one. Local stores and even little social gatherings weren’t without one.
With such an action taken at that period they were facing the virus had no choice but to stay in the body of those infected. With no one else to infect the numbers began to decrease.
Now stores, restaurants, and malls are now running in parts of China, it’s only a matter of time before school comes back up. Last I checked the number of new cases was about 6 to 12 within a week frame!
I don’t think I need to drop the number of cases that china faced everyday when the virus was at its peak.
However I find it sad that some people will rather stick to funny ideas and choose to think that china has the cure and decided not to share it with the general public. Well there is no cure, just safety precautions that could be taken, in other words prevention.
What I find scary is the fact that the number of new cases will only continue to rise as the previous. This is because like I said earlier on, the right steps to preventing covid-19 are not being taken.
Being asked to stay indoors 24/7 has shown to be a waste of time as we all have one or two things to do during the day.
From getting foodstuff to working, (for those who still have their jobs) going to the Atm and all sorts of important daily tasks. Speaking of which, the bank has caught my attention lately as one of the most crowded places.
It’d be advised that you use a hand sanitizer and to not hesitate where ever you see a chance to wash your hands. You really can’t tell how many hands have pushed that same button or door you just came in contact with.
Stopping the spread of the covid-19 virus isn’t something that would happen overnight. It isn’t something that would happen without you taking action even.
China had to suffer a great loss of its citizens before taking the right steps into fighting the covid-19 virus. It doesn’t have to be the same here. With your action we could all prevent the spread and see the end of covid-19 once and for all.
Let’s be honest here, even we you don’t openly admit it, we all miss how life was before the covid-19 virus, we miss the beach, hanging out with friends, celebrating birthdays, eating at your favorite restaurant and even the traffic.
Getting to the end of the covid-19 virus starts with you and me.
A link is available down below if you would like to order your facesheild at a very affordable price.
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