Why Don't Some Countries Advise People To Wear Masks to Prevent COVID-19? Is It Really Unnecessary?
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Why Don't Some Countries Advise People To Wear Masks to Prevent COVID-19? Is It Really Unnecessary?

Recently, there has been an outbreak of COVID-19 in China, and more than 1,000 people have been confirmed in Japan, South Korea, and Italy. 

The disaster is just around the corner. How should we protect ourselves from infection?

Chinese infectious disease experts advise wearing masks outdoors, especially in densely populated areas. 

In fact, at present, all Chinese people wear masks when they go out.

As you can see, thanks to the joint efforts of medical staff and ordinary people, the epidemic has been effectively contained. 

So why don't other countries advise people to wear masks instead?

First of all, from a medical point of view, if there are no virus carriers around you, and there is no virus in your environment, then you do not need to wear a mask.

Secondly, the population density of developed countries is low and it is difficult for the virus to spread. 

In addition, the medical conditions in developed countries are very good, and they have many ventilators, household oxygen machines and so on to treat patients.

As a result, when half of the output comes from China, people do not need to wear masks in a non-critical situation.

However, I suggest you stock up some masks for emergencies, especially N95 masks.

Why did I say that?

Before that, let's talk about what is COVID-19?  

The coronavirus that caused this outbreak is the novel coronavirus of the genus β. It is named because of the protruding protuberances on the virus-cell membrane, which is shaped like a crown. It is the same genus of the virus as the SARS in 2003 and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 2012.

So far, COVID-19 's fatality rate in Wuhan is 2.9%, and in other areas outside Wuhan, the probability is 0.4%. 

This ratio is just some numbers for us, but behind it is the suffering of countless families. Therefore, even if there is only a 1 in 10,000 probability, I also recommend that you wear a mask to avoid disaster.

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 COVID-19 route of transmission

1. Droplet spread: droplets produced by coughing, sneezing, talking, etc., enter the surface of the susceptible mucosa.

2. Contact spread: touching one's own mouth, nose or eyes after touching something that has been touched by the infected person leads to the spread of the virus;

3. Airborne: pathogens can still be contagious after long-term and long-distance spread.

4. Fecal-oral spread: rotavirus, which exists in patients' feces, often pollutes water, food, clothing, toys, appliances, etc., when healthy people come into contact with these items, they will enter the human body through hand and mouth, causing digestive tract lesions. 

If you live in an environment where patients have been diagnosed, or if you live in densely populated urban areas, it is also necessary to wear masks outside.

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Which people are vulnerable to infection?  

According to the current epidemiological characteristics, there are more cases between 40 and 60 years old, mainly males, children have the disease, and people are generally susceptible to it. People over 60 years old and people with underlying diseases (such as kidney disease, diabetes, lung disease, etc.) are more likely to be infected and more likely to become more serious.     

Please remember to buy some masks to protect your elderly parents! 

Now, Gearbest is one of the few websites that can buy N95 masks.  

Compared with ordinary cotton masks, N95 masks can isolate more than 88% of pollutants in the air. 

For your health, for the health of your parents and children, please buy the N95 mask as soon as possible. 

Don't wait until you need it. 

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