Wearing surgical masks Watch
I am considering to wear surgical masks if I have a cold when I go out or if I’m going to a populated place to avoid getting sick Vice versa etc..... ?
Is it actually proven that masks help in the prevention of sickness etc ?
I’m worried about being made fun of or judged
Do you think it’s a think we in the west should adopt just like in Asia to be courteous to others when we have bad sickness to cover our mouth and nose etc ?
I don't want their passive germ spreading on public transport.
In operating theatres surgical masks are used more to keep exhaled vapour and saliva away from the sterile field than to stop the airborn transmission of disease, they also provide the wearer with some degree of protection from spurting body fluids. They don't do the job you seem to think they do.