Wearing surgical masks Watch

hangulmaster
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#1
Is it weird that even though I’m a western person
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 ?
0
reply
TheStupidMoon
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 week ago
#2
More people should do it to prevent spreading germs when they are sick.
I don't want their passive germ spreading on public transport.
0
reply
Nefarious
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#3
Report 1 week ago
#3
Unless you're using a professionally fitted respiratory mask with a built in filter don't bother, a standard surgical mask will lose its protective effect after about 10 minutes of use. Feel free to carry hundreds of them with you every day and fanatically change them every few minutes, don't expect to get sick any less though, the difference will be negligible.

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.
Last edited by Nefarious; 1 week ago
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

How has the start of this academic year been for you?

Loving it - gonna be a great year (132)
17.89%
It's just nice to be back! (201)
27.24%
Not great so far... (266)
36.04%
I want to drop out! (139)
18.83%

Watched Threads

View All