Wearing a face mask nowadays has been a very important thing to do when you are out in the public as the numbers of Covid-19 keeps increasing day by day. Many people have reminded the public to wear the face mask properly and correctly so that it would help to protect the wearer from any possibilities of infection from the dangerous virus.
Despite all the examples on how to wear face mask properly, there are still people that love to wear their face mask using the wrong way. This type of behavior is so annoying as it will make their own and other people’s life in danger.
These are 5 common ways to wear face mask wrongly:
1) The Trapdoor
“The Trapdoor” style of wearing a face mask means that you make a hole on your face mask so that it is easier for you to eat or even drink while you are wearing a face mask. This style is, unfortunately, decreases the efficiency of the face mask itself. Prof Cath Noakes who is an expert in airborne disease transmission at the University of Leeds stated that “If you’ve cut a big hole in it, it’s not doing any good because you’re just breathing the droplets out”. Even though this kind of style can make many people wearing face masks feel more comfortable, it should not be practiced.
2) The Tickler
“The Tickler” style of wearing a face mask would be that you are wearing your face mask without covering your nose or even under your nose. This style really helps those people who wanted to avoid the hot and also sweaty situations when you are fully wearing the face mask. This style also helps for those who always get their glasses steamed up. This is such a wrong way to wear a face mask because when you exposed your nose to the air, you might still inhaling other people’s respiratory droplets without any filtration that could help you. If you are inhaling the unfiltered air through your bare nose, you will be afforded zero protection from airborne viruses.
3) The Nose Patch
“The Nose Patch” style of wearing a face mask is something that comes in handy if you are in crowded and also noisy places. This style can help other people to read your lips when you are talking. Unfortunately, this particular style of wearing masks does not help the wearer to get protection from the viruses at all. Other people’s respiratory droplets can still be transferred into your mouth without you even noticing and the infection of the virus still keeps increasing because of that. This style also does not protect other people as it does not trap the droplets produced that you made when you talk or even coughing.
4) The Earring
“The Earring” style of wearing a face mask is completely pointless to stop the infectious virus from spreading. You should never let your face mask daggling on your ear. This is because, your mask will collect a whole lot of dirt, germs, and other harmful microorganisms if your mask falls to the ground, and then it would get transfer to your face. Other than that, the infection of Covid-19 could increase if your mask blows away by the wind.
5) The Michael Eavis
“The Michael Eavis” style of wearing masks is literally the same as if you are not wearing any mask. This is because putting the face mask under your neck does not help to prevent anything for yourselves or even other people. Even worse, this style could spread the germs that are located on the outside of the mask towards your own face. Noakes said, “When you sit beside your friend, your mask will have their virus on it. Every time you pull it up and down, you could potentially be transferring that virus from your fingers to your nose”.
Sources: The Guardian.
(Video) Popular Actor, Aeril Zafrel Announced He Is Confirmed Positive COVID-19
Popular actor Aeril Zafrel through his official Instagram account has confirmed that he was infected with the COVID-19 virus after doing a swab test last Tuesday.
According to him, he only found out that he was positive for the virus after the test results came out on Wednesday.
He is now reportedly quarantining himself for 10 days at his home. To find out more, follow the post he made on Instagram as follows:
Assalamualaikum you all…
last night I got the news I positive COVID-19.
I went to my p.a / manager’s house because he had a fever.
So I went there because it is my habit that I will take care of him if he is seriously ill before this.
So because the day is over so I decided to sleep there.
Tuesday, the next day I took him to the clinic and took a PCR test swab once with me.
Then I met the staff for a briefing launching a virtual online product at the end of this month, and I went home immediately.
the result came out and I & manager positive
Immediately I called @kumpulan_megaklinik_zahran for my family and staff test swab because I met them…
RTK test swabs are all negative and are still waiting for the PCR result, pray for the negative as well.
Now I am self-quarantined near the upstairs room, I want to fill this 10 days with various activities in the room, pray guys. Now my manager has recovered and no more fever. But still self-quarantine.
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Source: Aeril Zafrel
Three COVID-19 Vaccines Under Final Review For Emergency Use – WHO
According to Reuters, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday that, in addition to the one already approved by Pfizer and BioNTech, three COVID-19 vaccines were in the late stages of the analysis for future emergency use listings.
An internal WHO document seen by Reuters offers timelines for potential vaccine approvals from the agency, suggesting that in coming weeks or months, shots from Moderna, AstraZeneca, and China’s Sinopharm and Sinovac could receive the emergency go-ahead.
“We have one vaccine so far listed. We have 3 more in the final phase to be assessed for listing, we have 2 more still submitting…In total, we have 13,” Mariangela Simao, WHO assistant director-general for access to medicines, vaccines, and pharmaceuticals.
No deaths related to the Pfizer vaccine or any other vaccine is known to the WHO, she added.
Coronavirus Found In China-Made Ice Cream
Recently, traces of the Covid-19 coronavirus have been discovered in ice cream produced in China. This shocking discovery has led to a government recall of products and 1,662 employees placed in quarantine.
Because of that, fresh questions among people have been raised over the risks of catching the coronavirus from food. According to a report, three samples of ice cream had been found to contain traces of Sars-CoV-2, which causes the disease Covid-19.
The particular company that made the ice cream is the Daqiaodao Food Co., Ltd and it is located in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin which is adjacent to Beijing and it already has been sealed.
An investigation suggested that Ukrainian milk powder used to make the ice cream was the likely source. Three samples of the powder and two further samples of ice creams from the same batch were also found to contain the Sars-CoV-2. This was discovered after taking more than 2,800 samples from the ice cream, packaging, manufacturing plants, and retail stores.
There was no indication anyone had contracted the virus from the ice cream after employees were tested for the coronavirus. Authorities said that the company produced 4,836 Covid-19 contaminated ice cream boxes. Some 2,089 of which have already been sealed and contained in storage as of Jan. 14.
The ones sold in Tianjin stores were being tracked down. Most of the 29,000 cartons in the batch had yet to be sold. Authorities in other areas have been notified. A total of 21 ice creams remained unaccounted for. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the risk of catching Covid-19 from frozen food is low.
The contamination of ice cream is seen as a new risk as the food is consumed directly without heating or cooking first. The cold environment can also prolong the lifespan of the virus.
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