Tagged as covid-19 masks

When it comes to masking for COVID-19, many of us have gotten used to the idea of covering up to protect -other- people from -our- germs. We want to be good people who care about others so we wear masks to protect them. There are whole PSAs built on "protecting grandma." And it's true that they do protect others. Masks can catch many of the vapor particles we breathe out or at least reduce how far...
January 15, 2021
Researchers may have found that COVID-19 exposure level could have an impact on illness severity, which could be a positive break for people who’ve been taking the CDC-recommended measures. It may mean that for some of us, if we're already being careful but we do get exposed accidentally, it may be a mild case. The Importance of Viral Load in COVID-19 - Viral load- is the volume of individual viruses...
January 7, 2021
As we're looking to wear the -best possible protection- for ourselves and our communities, we may need to think beyond what feels best as it's recently come out that neck gaiters and valved masks may be less than helpful and even dangerous. The best masks to protect ourselves and others may not be what we thought. We should probably reconsider some types of masks. Here's why. Neck Gaiters May Do More...
November 3, 2020