Last November the world began to see an ailment that was different than others. It was not like
the regular seasonal Flu, this ailment was closer to things like the Methicillin-Resistant
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This bacteria is mainly seen in hospitals, where patients
that have had a procedure or an illness. This is a "Super Bacteria" that is resistant to most
antibiotics, thus is the case with COVID-19.
The requirement of protecting others and yourself, that has troubled many people. Some feel it
is not needed, or that the virus is not as contagious. There is not much we can do about changing
what people believe, we can only control what we do and lead by example. Those that have never
been affected, or have had a family member affected do not realize the severity despite what has
been publicize in Medical Journals and through the media.
Below is an excerpt from the Centers for Desease Control published on June 28th.
"Why it is important to wear a cloth face covering
Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. Wearing a cloth face covering will help protect people around you, including those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and workers who frequently come into close contact with other people (e.g., in stores and restaurants). Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings. The spread of COVID-19 can be reduced when cloth face coverings are used along with other preventive measures, including social distancing, frequent handwashing, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.
The cloth face coverings recommended here are not surgical masks or respirators. Currently, those are critical supplies that should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders. Cloth face coverings are not personal protective equipment (PPE). They are not appropriate substitutes for PPE such as respirators (like N95 respirators) or medical facemasks (like surgical masks) in workplaces where respirators or facemasks are recommended or required to protect the wearer." (CDC, 2020)
This desease is constantly evolving, and so are the details as scientist and epidimeologist are diligently working to find a solution, vaccien or eradication. Roem was not built in a day, lets be patient and work withing the confines available to us. Wearing a face mask is a small inconvenience to keep everyone safe.
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