The old sayings: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” or “Prevention is better than cure” as Erasmus of Rotterdam put it, hold true. Prevention can save your money and most importantly, your life.
A new Tulane University study shows that aerosol particles containing extra-small viral particles could stay floating in the air for 16 hours or more. There is evidence that the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) can be airborne – transmitted through the air via the inhalation of aerosols – small particles present in the air that formed from tiny droplets sprayed by infected people.
According to the University of Maryland’s aerobiology expert, Donald Milton, we can ensure safety by taking a few measures:
- Wear masks
- Sanitize hands
- Avoid crowded places
- Increase ventilation in closed spaces
- Sanitize the air using upper-room germicidal UV and far UV
- Keep density low on public transportation and in most closed spaces
The simplest solution he offers is: OPEN WINDOWS WHENEVER YOU CAN.
The outside air is sterilized by the sun’s UV rays and will reduce the viral and bacterial particle density by replacing the stale air with fresh, uncontaminated air.
Wearing clean face masks, face shields or both and using hand sanitizer in public places is a way to protect yourself from inhaling viral aerosols or getting infected by touching your eyes, nose or mouth with contaminated hands. We know how the virus spreads. What we do not know is who can spread it.
Beware of asymptomatic spread!
Masks are good for you and everybody around you. Wearing them shows that you care.
Lisa Brosseau, a consultant and retired professor of public health, says that masks can limit the spread of particles, if they fit tight and not loosely, so that the smaller particles do not get inhaled. To really make a difference, she says, “masks would need to be worn all the time, even around family”.
Try wearing masks with hooks. Mask hooks are meant to increase the amount of tightness and comfort. Moreover, they can be customized with a design, your name or logo or a phrase dear to you that can leave a lasting impression on the people behind you. Make it fun!
Social distancing is also very important – the new advice is to stay more than 6 ft away from other people. A good custom printed message on your mask hook can be KEEP 6 FT AWAY!
If you gather indoors and you are packed together, never be without masks or shields, or both. you can avoid the high risk of getting the millimicron-sized viral particles that can hang in the air and float from room to room. so that you can imagine, 1 millimicron equals one billionth of a meter and 1 meter equals 3.28084 feet.
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Francis S. Collins, American physician-geneticist who discovered the genes associated with a number of diseases and led the Human Genome Project, currently, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said that “This is a time for Americans to moderate their behavior during this pandemic and cultural war. Our responsibility is to try to prevent the virus from spreading, especially transmitting it to vulnerable people around us.”
Take no risks and stay safe!