There are a lot of myths and rumors about wearing a mask out there. As a result of this misinformation, people believe the worst and put themselves and others in danger. It’s important to understand how wearing a mask provides security and safety. We’ll debunk some of the popular misconceptions and misinformation regarding wearing a face mask.
I don’t feel the need to wear a mask because I’m in good health.
Even if the COVID-19 virus is cloning in your body, you can not show any signs and feel fine. Many people who spread COVID-19 have no symptoms of infection, but they are at high risk of passing the virus on to others. People who are infected are unaware that they are spreading the infection to others by not wearing a mask. A mask collects the ejected droplets of moisture from an infected person who isn’t showing the symptoms of the infection and prevents others from you transmitting it.
Wearing a mask deprives the body of oxygen.
Wearing a mask, according to popular belief, can deprive your body of oxygen or expose you to dangerous amounts of exhaled carbon dioxide. Masks have no impact on the amount of oxygen in your body. This is medically correct. According to the American Lung Association, there is no evidence that wearing a face mask causes low oxygen levels. Wearing a mask can make it feel like taking a breath takes more effort, but it has no effect on the composition of air that enters and exits through the mask.
Viruses aren’t stopped by wearing a mask.
There is a common misconception that masks are incapable of capturing ultra-small virus particles. The mask’s fabrics will not be able to prevent 100% of virus particles from escaping, but they will provide excellent droplet blocking capacity. The fibers in the fabric of masks are layered and stacked, ensuring that the virus is captured. The hamster research from the University of Hong Kong shows that masks are successful and can substantially reduce virus transmission.
Wearing a mask increases the amount of chemicals in the body.
Another common misconception about face masks is that they prevent the body from excreting chemicals that you need to get rid of. Many people avoid wearing masks because they are concerned that wearing one would increase the amount of chemicals in their bodies. By-products, waste materials, and chemicals don’t usually exit from our lungs. Major organs like the liver and kidneys do the most of the body’s self-cleaning. A mask would simply prevent the virus from spreading to you and those around you.
Masks aren’t always 100% accurate.
There is no such thing as 100 percent effective medical assistance. Even if it isn’t 100 percent effective, wearing a mask will significantly reduce the virus’s spread. It is the simplest and most straightforward of the few options available for preventing the virus from spreading. Masks are at the heart of a larger strategy that includes physical separation, good grooming, and hand sanitization.
If I’m wearing a mask, I don’t need to practice social distancing.
A mask is not a substitute for physical or social isolation. If you are contaminated, social distancing will protect you and those around you from the droplets you can create. The farther you are from other individuals, the less likely you are to be infected with a large amount of virus. Since wearing a mask is only one of the preventative measures you can take to protect yourself and your community.
It is important to dispel all of these misconceptions about wearing masks and to be good and practical enough to wear face masks for your own health and the health of others, as well as to inspire others to do so.