Wearing a face mask
will essentially help prevent you from inadvertently transmitting the virus, as
it should be recalled that not everyone shows symptoms.
Wearing of face masks
in combating COVID-19 is currently supported by the government, CDC, WHO and other
experts. An Oxford University study conducted by Prof. Melinda Mills for
example shows that not only do face masks prevent one from unknowingly
spreading the virus to others, but that crucially they also protect the wearer
themselves. Read more here: Oxford
A correctly fitted face mask provides dual protection for both wearer and those in their immediate proximity. For the wearer, it can protect from large droplets released by someone’s cough, sneeze, or breath, and it can also help block the wearer from exposing others to infectious droplets through the same means. In support of this, a new study has recently been published that concluded that face coverings significantly lowered the mask wearers odds of catching the virus by up to 65% and decreased the severity of the cases of those infected.