Face masks: the unused weapon
By Steve Homer
In many counties, especially in western Asia, public masking has been a major effort. Epidemiological evidence suggests that not only do masks slow the spread of Covid-19, they may also slow seasonal flu.
6th March 2020: "Let us not forget the mask in our attempts to stall the spread of COVID-19": International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
In Wuhan, right from the very beginning, the Chinese government was adamant: If you want to go outside you MUST wear a mask.
The only plausible reason we have not been asked to do the same is with a limited supply of masks. The solution make one yourself.
18th March 2020: "Wearing a mask can reduce the propensity for people to touch their faces, which is a major source of infection": Stephen Griffin virologist University of Leeds, UK." BBC Future
While it may seem obvious that wearing a mask physically stops you from touching your face, non-mask wearers seldom make the connection (personal research, n=40-50).
Personal experimentation show a major, non-intuitive, benefit: it may seem obvious that wearing a mask physically stops you from touching your face, non-mask wearers seldom make the connection (personal research, n=40-50).Visit: improvisedFaceMask.com for some ideas and a further explanation of the benefits of mask wearing.
The virus can only enter your body via mouth, nose and eyes. The virus is spread from mucous from the lungs, trachea etc so viruses only emanate from the nose and mouth. If you wash your hands and face and put on a clean, well made mask the chances of spreading to others is virtually nil.
For more info see: Visit: improvisedFaceMask.com