Masks can be annoying, but it is one of the best protection measures we have against the new coronavirus. As long as they are used correctly and by all those who should.
Covid-19 coronavirus has brought protective face masks into our lives, for which much is said and done. Despite the intense controversy on the internet and the protests against them, the science that supports their use is strong and specific.
Many studies have shown that masks protect us and those around us, slowing down the spread of the new virus.
Then why do many insist on believing other d’ of others for’ they; Abyss the human soul… Here are some views on the masks which turned out to be huge myths.
Myth: Anyone infected with coronavirus should not wear a mask, so as not to re-inhale the molecules of the virus that it emits with its breath.
The truth: This claim was made in a video with conspiracy theories about the coronavirus, which has been demolished by science. There is absolutely no scientific evidence that this could ever happen, at microbiologist Dr. Miryam Wahrman, Professor of Biology at William Paterson University, in New Jersey. Nor is it possible to reactivate the coronavirus in the body of a person who is ill with it..
Myth: The mask is dangerous, because it increases carbon dioxide in the body.
The truth: This is a myth that at least he believes in 54% of adults, according to a recent US poll. It is obvious that if it was true, not a single surgeon or other member of the operating room staff would have survived through the centuries. The surgeries (medical) masks and cloth masks to wear, do not reduce oxygen saturation in the body. Nor do they aggravate respiratory problems, such as asthma. The Hellenic Pulmonary Society recently took a position on the issue.
Myth: Εφ’ as long as the coronavirus does not cause symptoms, masks are not necessary.
The truth: Studies have shown that approximately 40% of people infected with the coronavirus are asymptomatic. Its asymptomatic carriers transmit it to other people, without even knowing in many cases that they are infected themselves. Still, not, and those who eventually show symptoms of a coronavirus infection, were for a time asymptomatic and contagious carriers. This is how the so-called "orphan cases" of the coronavirus are spread, which in our country amount to a few thousand. Therefore, οι μάσκες είναι απαραίτητες και σε όσους δεν έχουν συμπτώματα.
Myth: Only vulnerable groups need masks. Coronavirus is not dangerous for young and healthy people.
The truth: The fact that the coronavirus costs the lives mainly of older people and / or people with chronic underlying health problems, does not mean that everyone else is immune. Young and otherwise healthy people have died because of it. No one knows how his body will react if he is infected with the new coronavirus. The risk is very high, to engage in foolish experimentation (and lionesses). And anyway to protect vulnerable groups from the coronavirus, the most effective way is for everyone to use a mask.
Myth: Εφ’ as long as I wear a mask, I can safely be in places with many people.
The truth: Masks alone are not enough to stop the new coronavirus. Studies have shown that combining them with keeping a safe distance 2 meters and good hand washing, is the one that most effectively reduces the spread of the virus. The combination of protection measures also significantly reduces deaths from infection caused by the new coronavirus.
Myth: Εφ’ as long as the mask covers the mouth, the coronavirus can not infect us.
The truth: Covid-19 coronavirus infects our nose very easily, as a recent study showed. In fact, the nose is the part of the airway that is most easily infected by the dangerous virus. Therefore, make sure the mask covers both your nose and mouth (up under your chin).