Home Health & Science Health Should I be wearing a mask? Health & ScienceHealthQ&A Should I be wearing a mask? By Sapdin L - February 29, 2020 523 0 As the number of coronavirus cases increase, reports are showing that there is a growing worldwide mask shortage. This has people asking themselves if they should be wearing one. Tariro Mzezewa, a New York Times travel reporter, tells CNN the measure is not necessary unless you are sick or are interacting with sick people. “If you’re not interacting with somebody’s who’s sick or you’re not the person who’s sick, you don’t really need a mask. The people who are sick need those, and you know, there are various kinds of masks. CDC has a whole guide on its side that’s breaking down the differences between the kinds of masks and so on. If you’re not the sick one, you probably don’t really need it,” Mzezewa said. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend Americans wear surgical masks in public. Surgical masks are effective against respiratory infections but not airborne infections. Source: CNN.News 0-1 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FAUCI: ‘WE’LL KNOW ABOUT A VACCINE BY END OF NOVEMBER’ Do mouthwashes, nasal rinses protect against human coronaviruses? Additional ventilators dispatched to Czechia via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.