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Wearing a face mask, dos and don'ts

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In an endeavour to get every single American to wear a face mask to ease the spread of the Coronavirus, the Association of American Medical Colleges has released a straight-forward guide for the general American population

The recommendations are meant to give everybody in America with a unified method for wearing face masks correctly in an attempt to end misinformation and untruths mainly on social media which causes undue hardships and some of which are a danger to life

"Doctor Grover reminded all that until a vaccine has been discovered and implemented to the general population the face mask is the only way to reducing the impact of this pandemic

Grover had some rather startling statistics as to the wearing of a face mask saying that if you and others in your vicinity wear a facemask, then the transmission of the Coronavirus can drop by almost 90% plus a figure which we all have to admit is good for the American population as a whole

The company researching the effectiveness of a face mask is the well respected AAMC, a nonprofit association which represents all of the accredited US and Canadian teaching hospitals, medical schools, academic societies and health systems

The research compiled by the AAMC association assembled the new recommendations utilizing the latest scientific evidence and studies on mask use gleaned by the US Centers for Disease Control and other health professionals

What masks to wear

Their findings indicate that any form of face-covering should cover both your mouth and nose and worn in a way that it minimizes any possible gaps around your chin and nose and if a person is using a face mask made of cloth then it must have a minimum of at least two layers cloth face masks should have at least two layers although a face mask with three layers should give a wearer optimal protection

Should I wear a face mask while indoors?

Wearing a face mask indoors "is essential" because super-group events are more likely to happen indoors, they go on to say that face coverings should be worn by everyone age two and up no exceptions and I include all visitors be it be relatives or friends, the above guidelines should also be used in all public buildings and businesses

When to wear masks outdoors

The safest option for everyone age two and older when outside is to wear a mask at all times, even when momentarily passing by other members of the public, who may be out walking the dog, running, there should be no exceptions

Of course, If you are in the open and are not expecting to be near other people, then masks are not required. However, try and avoid nonessential activities and gatherings that bring people within 6 feet (1.83 m) of each other or cause more forceful breathing, such as playing sports or singing, with or without face coverings.

To those who say face masks are uncomfortable, "I would agree; however, there are things which we all do to take reasonable precautions; like using our seatbelts, not just most of the time but all the time, remember the wearing of seatbelts is the law just as the wearing of face masks should be, so let's get with it and use them, and kick this horrid Coronavirus into touch together

Simply put: "We know this will help you, and we know it'll benefit the surrounding people, so it needs to be the new normal."

If you have a face mask, please put it on

Steve Simmonds

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Credits Picture Photo by Paulo Silva on Unsplash