Face masks against Corona

In the hospital, my complication consultations continue, as usual, then I wear a mouth mask.

In the Netherlands, we now have more than 14500 infections and more than 1330 deaths as a result of the Corona epidemic.
If we want to reduce the risk of infecting each other, we can sometimes take an extra step, such as wearing a mouth mask.
There is growing evidence that this does make sense.

Onlangs heeft George Gao (director-general of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) zich hier over uitgelaten. Hij is van mening dat een van de grootste fouten rond de pandemie in Westerse landen is dat de overheid het dragen van mondkapjes niet actief aanmoedigt.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/not-wearing-masks-protect-against-coronavirus-big-mistake-top-chinese-scientist-says

The reason for this is that there is a great shortage. Therefore, in many countries, the supply is mainly for medical personnel.
What is not often highlighted is that you can very easily make a mouthguard yourself! For example, you can cut up a vacuum cleaner bag and use some rubber bands to transform it into a mouthguard. Besides being a fun time company, it’s good for your own health and the health of others. Any form of prevention (no matter how amateurish) still proves to be better than no prevention at all.

You can find plenty of examples on youtube. Search for “covid-19 mask”

Every little bit helps!

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