Wearing masks when you venture out may make you feel safe and may even encourage you to gather closer to one another in social settings. Masks are useful as partial barriers, protecting others from you. But in close quarters, people think they’re “protected” and tend to gather closer because masks give a psychological sense of safety. After all, you have your mouth covered right? Well kind of…
Picture the flow of water out of the tap. Now put a piece of the filter in the flow and slowed down the amount of water passing through. That’s what a mask is doing for you and others when we begin to mingle. Slowing down particles, droplets, and some amount of the virus going from you or coming to you.
Truth is that most masks the public and some essential workers are wearing are not designed to screen viruses, larger particles yes but not viruses. Even surgical masks are made to stop larger particles like droplets, not viruses.
I’m not saying do not wear masks. Masks will slow down and reduce the number of viruses coming through. But you will either spread or get exposed to the virus, period.
Why wear a mask then? The main reason to wear a mask is for the protection of others. Yes for others, because you really do not know if you have the virus. As many as half or more who are infected, do not display symptoms! So please wear it for the safety of your loved ones, friends, and neighbors.
Please get tested. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19 and you do not want to be the one spreading the disease.
Now these steps help a lot BUT… WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU EVENTUALLY GET EXPOSED?
The SINGLE MOST SIGNIFICANT ACTION you can take to reduce your risk during this pandemic is to BE PREPARED & ENHANCE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.
It’s your immune system and body that’s going to deal with the virus. The better shape it’s in, the better you will do in this battle. Be done quicker with less or no damage, and faster recovery so you can get on with life…
Viral exposure WILL increase as we interact & socialize. That’s OK, as long as you are mindful & actively keep a Robust Immune System, Keep your Distance, Wash your Hands, Be Courteous, & Continue to protect the most vulnerable of our tribe…
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Be well & Be Safe Friend,