Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there have been many mixed messages regarding the importance and effectiveness of wearing face masks. Most Western countries have made official recommendations that the public does not need to wear face masks as health care workers hold priority when it comes to accessing the masks.
However, in accordance with Sui Hang’s article, scientific research has recently emerged with the findings stating;
“viral entry into human tissue and sneeze/cough-droplet ballistics suggest that the major transmission mechanism is not via the fine aerosols but large droplets.”
In short, this science suggests that surgical masks should be worn by everyone, regardless of profession and exposure towards the virus.
What this means for you
This means it is time for Australians to make wearing masks a key part of our everyday fight to contain, defeat and override this pandemic. Whilst the Australian government has enforced strict restrictions to enforce social distancing and home isolation, there are still essential reasons why we need to leave the house.
These reasonable excuses include:
- To obtain food or other goods and services
- Work and education that cannot be done from home
- Exercise, medical or caring reasons
Therefore it is encouraged when leaving your house for these essential reasons you should be wearing a face mask to reduce your risk of catching the coronavirus, and thereby its spread.
With the surge of demand in surgical face masks or N95 masks, people are resorting to selling counterfeit masks. This means it is important when sourcing masks that you are able to ensure you are purchasing from legitimate businesses and can tell the difference between real and fake surgical face masks.
When it comes to us, we can ensure that we provide high quality and authentic face masks that effectively prevent a series of airborne pollutants. Our full range of surgical and respiratory masks are specifically designed to serve a variety of purposes, including disease prevention.
One of our best sellers is our 3 Ply Face Masks with Earloop 10 Pack and are currently available for immediate shipping. Each face mask has a three-layer filtration for easy breathing with comfort ear loop, making them perfect for daily use.
Research has also emerged that homemade DIY face masks are better than wearing nothing at all. Masks effective at “flattening the curve” can be made at home with a T-shirt and a pair of scissors. There are good reasons to believe that DIY masks are effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Take a look at Hong Kong, Mongolia, South Korea and Taiwan, all of which have COVID-19 largely under control. Despite being near the original epicentre of the pandemic in mainland China, none of these countries has resorted to a lockdown. A major factor for this is due to their government promoting the use of masks in public.
Keeping safe from COVID-19
Simple safety tips such as wearing face masks, proper handwashing, a healthy diet, and avoiding the spread of germs are your best lines of defence against COVID-19. Also make sure you leave the house with hand sanitiser, as this further prevents the spread. FeverMates have just launched our first-ever instant Australian made hand sanitiser line, coming in both gel and spray form. When all parents work together, it's easier to keep kids healthy as well as all other family members. Also remember it is just as important to stay positive and busy with as many fun and innovative activities as possible.