fbpx
Connect with us
TOPICS

News

Face Masks Aren’t Just Ineffective, They Might Actually INCREASE Your Risk Of Infection

Published

Face Masks Aren'T Just Ineffective, They Might Actually Increase Your Risk Of Infection - World Of Buzz 3
Source: Guardian & Fox 11 Los Angeles

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Surgical masks, N95 masks, respirator masks – it doesn’t matter what kind of mask it is, you don’t need it to protect yourself from the novel coronavirus and you shouldn’t wear them!

Face Masks Aren't Just Ineffective, They Might Actually Increase Your Risk Of Infection - World Of Buzz

“The average healthy person does not need to have a mask, and they shouldn’t be wearing masks,” said Dr.Eli Perencevich, MD, a prevention specialist at the University of Iowa’s College of Medicine.

“There’s no evidence that wearing masks on healthy people will protect them. [If] they wear them incorrectly, and they can increase the risk of infection because they’re touching their face more often,” said the professor, as reported by Forbes.

But even if you know how to wear masks correctly, the bottom line is you don’t have to! You should only wear a mask if you’re sick. The coronavirus is transmitted through droplets, not through the air, so you can’t actually breathe in the virus. Surgical masks are designed to keep the droplets in and not out so their main purpose is to keep the wearer from getting others sick.

“The one time you would want a mask is if you’re sick and you have to leave the house,” said Dr.Perencevich. Another situation in which masks would be useful is when you’re caring for someone who has the virus, knowing that you will be in close proximity with that person frequently.

Face Masks Aren't Just Ineffective, They Might Actually Increase Your Risk Of Infection - World Of Buzz 6

But N95 and respirator masks should be safe right? Nope.

In fact, 3M, a major mask and respirator manufacturer even admits that, “no matter how well a respirator seals to the face and how efficient the filter media is, wearers should expect a small amount of leakage inside any respirators.”

 

How does this increase the likelihood of you getting infected? Well, not using or disposing of a respirator mask could increase infection risk because you’re trapping all the stuff in the air you’re trying to stay clear of. It makes breathing a little harder, many people end up touching their faces absent-mindedly.

“Wearing a mask is tricky because it can create a false sense of security,” said the medical professional. “If you don’t wash your hands before you take off the mask and after you take off your mask, you could increase your risk.

Face Masks Aren't Just Ineffective, They Might Actually Increase Your Risk Of Infection - World Of Buzz 1

So what can we actually do to stay clear of the virus? Well, as much as this has been repeated time and time again, the best thing that you can do is wash your hands regularly with soap and water.

“Coronavirus is an ‘enveloped’ virus which means that it has an outer layer of fat [so] washing your hands with soap and water has the ability to ‘dissolve’ this greasy fatty layer and kill the virus,” said Karen Fleming, Phd, a professor in biophysics at Hohn Hopkins University.

So there you have it! Stick to what you know can prevent the virus guys, and stop buying these masks. 

 

Also read: Covid-19: Men Warned To Shave Off Their Beards As Facial Hair Can Make Masks Useless

Covid-19: Men Warned To Shave Off Their Beards As Facial Hair Can Make Masks Useless - World Of Buzz 3

Source: Guardian
Source: Forbes


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

Collage 2 1 Collage 2 1
News7 hours ago

“We’ll help” – PAS Challenges Gov’t to BAN Gambling Centers in States Controlled by BN & PH

Just recently, Prime Minister Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is also the Minister of Finance reduced the 4D Special Draw...

My Post 1 2022 12 07T165034.887 My Post 1 2022 12 07T165034.887
News7 hours ago

Johor Police Busts World Cup 2022 Gambling Syndicate With Bets Of Up To RM6.3 Million

The Johor police successfully busted an online gambling syndicate surrounding the Qatar 2022 World Cup, involving bets of up to...

Ft Hiv Ft Hiv
News9 hours ago

M’sian AIDS Orgs Slam Doctors For Urging Govt to Ban HIV Prevention Medicine From Gay Couples

Whatever your view is on the LGBTQ community, a group shouldn’t ever be banned from accessing certain medication just because...

Pdrm Ft Pdrm Ft
News12 hours ago

PDRM Introduces E-Reporting System That Allows M’sians To Make Police Reports Online

One of the most troublesome things that one can encounter is to lose personal documentations or personal belongings. The common...

Collage 3 Collage 3
News15 hours ago

Fire Breaks Out at the HQ of Ministry of Finance, No Injuries or Losses Reported

A fire broke out yesterday (December 6) at the HQ of the Ministry of Finance but fortunately, no injuries or...

Tengku Zafrul Ft 1 Tengku Zafrul Ft 1
News1 day ago

“I didn’t go watch the world cup!” – Tengku Zafrul Explains Why He Was Absent During 1st Cabinet Meeting

When PM10 Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s first special cabinet meeting was held, many people were angry to see that Tengku...

My Post 1 2022 12 06T142533.609 My Post 1 2022 12 06T142533.609
News1 day ago

“Don’t challenge me” – DSAI Tells Muhyiddin Yassin Over Alleged Misappropriation of RM600 Billion

Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim (DSAI) has warned Perikatan Nasional (PN) Chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin not to challenge...

High Speed Chase Ft End High Speed Chase Ft End
News2 days ago

9 Police Cars Went on a High Speed Chase With a 39yo M’sian Woman for 65KM

High speed chases usually don’t occur often and the most that we’ve seen would probably be on TV! Just recently,...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY