Decreasing the requirement for markers was obviously a valuable strategic choice at the start of this pandemic. But public demand doesn’t threaten the medical supply — since neither people nor hospitals have accessibility to new markers. That is why it’s now time to switch gears and discuss the main advantages of face mask instead of the negligible risks. Let’s speak about why it’s urgently essential to put markers on our medical workers, even when all we can easily offer options our homemade masks. And then let’s talk about us.
As states reopen, enforcement of latest mask requirements in public areas spaces has resulted in conflict: A Target employee in California broke his arm after wanting to remove two customers refusing to put on masks. In Flint, Michigan, a security guard at the Family Dollar store was shot and killed from a dispute having a disgruntled customer over wearing a nose and mouth mask.
Masks are here to stay
The situation left us needing population-level modeling, which a group of UK scientists has now provided. The group’s model points too markers needn’t be especially effective to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2—as long as they limit the spread in the virus from infected people, they can limit the pandemic even if they’ve created mask wearers more susceptible to infection. But to essentially control the pandemic, masks will need to be joined with a lockdown if we want to understand the total infected population shrink.
If you need to call 911, place on a mask before medical help arrives.