Should I Wear A Mask?
You may be asking yourself, should I wear a mask? This question is commonly asked now that we’ve been dealing with the pandemic for a few years and people have been vaccinated. In this article, we’ll cover the benefits of wearing a mask for the safety of yourself and those around you.
Benefits Of Wearing A Mask
Reduce viral transmissions like COVID-19. Wearing masks are proven to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the transmission of droplets and some aerosols from someone who is sick with the virus.
Stop the spread of colds and illnesses during flu season. Again, similar to reducing the spread of COVID-19, masks also help reduce the spread of colds. Masks should be worn in high-traffic areas not only to protect you from COVID-19 but during periods of increased illness like the flu season.
Wearing a mask is good hygiene practice in general. Pre-pandemic, medical professionals like dentists, surgeons, and doctors all wore masks to protect themselves and others from contracting illnesses. Also, in some cultures, individuals commonly wear masks when they aren’t feeling well or have cold symptoms. This isn’t a new concept for the general public depending on where you live, it’s just many people aren’t quite used to it yet.
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