Should I Wear a Mask Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
I was reading an article published by Reuters, published March 25, 2020, titled "Explainer: Who Should Wear a Face Mask, and Do They Stop the Coronavirus." The article interests me because I am a mother of a young child, a wife to a First Responder, and I suffer from asthmatic allergies.
When I watch television, I noticed that people outside of the United States are wearing masks. "Should I be wearing a mask?", I asked myself.
According to the World Health Organization, if you are healthy you only should wear a mask if:
- You are caring for someone with suspected or confirmed COVID 19 infection
- You are coughing or sneezing yourself, or suspect you might have COVID 19
The messaging across the United States has been mixed. Officials have said wearing a mask is not needed unless you meet one of the above criteria. But I have also heard authorities say that one should move about as if they have COVID 19. In that case, " I want a mask for me, my family, and my customers." https://tinyurl.com/rj5rwgw
There are no N95 masks available to purchase in the stores. As they should, those masks have been allocated for the healthcare professionals directly working with patients with COVID 19.
So I started researching pollution masks.
I'll share what I discovered in my next blog.