Will Face Mask Protect You from Getting Infected by Coronavirus?

The new Coronavirus that emerged in China is unstoppable. It has reported nearly 6100 cases and over 160 deaths.

Now people have started wearing masking in the United States. But do you think it will protect you from deadly Coronavirus?

The CDC has confirmed that right now there is very little danger to the American public. Till now there have been only 5 states shown confirmed cases of Coronavirus. And in all of these cases, people were generally travel to China. Still, there is not even a single case of a person to person spread. So, it is not required to wear a mask in the U.S.

“N95 Respirator Mask”

CDC recommends that people who are health workers and deals with Coronavirus patients should wear N95 masks.

This mask respirator fixes closer to the face and filters out small particles from the air. Most of the coronaviruses are known to be larger in size. But even with an N95 mask, some viruses enter through it.

These masks don’t work properly for children or people with facial hair. It also not suitable for people who have lung issues as they may find it harder to breathe after wearing it.

Alternative Ways To Protect Yourself From Coronaviruses

Apart from using an N95 mask, there are still several things that you can do to protect yourself from coronavirus. Firstly, you need to wash your hands properly using soap and hot water.

It will be beneficial for you if you will avoid touching your face or rubbing your eyes. Take properly cooked food and get enough sleep.

The most important thing to remind yourself, again and again, is to not come in contact with an already infected person.