Below is a very good YouTube video from a pulmonologist at a NYC hospital.
Now that it has been recommended to wear masks when in public, there are a few realities. As Dr. Price says in the video above, most transmissions are from hand to face. What can a mask do?
- N95 respirator masks need to be fitted for each person’s face. That and surgical masks should be reserved for medical personnel only.
- Other facemasks have MODEST protection from respiratory virus transmission. To increase this put a paper towel between you mask and mouth.
- The PRIMARY benefit of the mask is protecting others from you in case you are sick or asymptomatic.
- Most experts recommend making your own mask. There are plenty of videos online to give instructions. Tightly woven materials are best.
- Another benefit of the mask is to remind yourself NOT to touch you face. This includes your eyes.
- Bandanas and handkerchiefs are the least effective.
ON the lighter side, the web site/app TIKTOK has some hilarious videos. All are under a minute and some are very creative.
DRY HANDS? We have some terrific body/hand lotions. Call and we can arrange non-touch transfer of the products. Anything over $100 we will ship for free.
Peter McKenna, M.D.
McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center . 10577 Montgomery Road . Cincinnati . OH . 45242
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