Over the last few months I have blogged extensively about Corona. Today, it looks as if this disease will be continue to be with us for some time. It may become a virus hat remains “in parallel” to all the flue and common cold viruses out there. There is even some speculation that the appearance of novel viruses may become more common.
Although some countries are opening up again from complete lock-down, other countries haven’t yet reach the peak in the pandemic. The hunt for a vaccine is in full swing, but with my background in biology I agree with some experts that that this may not succeed soon, or even at all. On the other hand, Dr. Fauci is optimistic.
In any case, for the foreseeable future, it is key for all of us to protect ourselves, but especially vulnerable people around us. One of the ways to do this is the use of a face-mask. We would be wise to continue their use also in the future; even when the pandemic should quiet down. People in Asia wear such masks, on a regular basis,and that is good health practice.
I already reported on a very simple mask in the past by mentioning this link: www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/06/how-to-make-no-sew-face-mask-coronavirus. Now, Jen Miller of Jen Reviews made me aware of a comprehensive guide by , which you can find under this hyperlink: “DIY Face Mask – How to Make a Face Mask“. A very useful guide!
Even though such masks are non-medical, they have several advantages. For one they provide (and this has been proven) some basic protection from distributing the virus should you have been infected. They also provide some minor protection against catching the virus (although this protective quality should not be exaggerated). In addition, such masks keep you from touching your face, and they also alert people to keep their distance from you.
Feel free to read my additional posts, e.g. my blogpost: https://clemenssuter.com/the-corona-pandemic-and-how-it-affects-all-of-us/
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Originally posted 2020-06-02 16:07:00.