Masks for Covid-19 protection - an Important Tool for Fighting with Covid-19: The New England Journal of Medicine
USA: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 16:20, by: Deepak Kumar

The recent report published by The New England Journal of Medicine outlines the importance of masks for protection with Covid-19, the report says that wearing masks during Covid-19 pandemic is an important arsenal against this virus.

These days the world is facing a big threat due to Covid-19 pandemic already spread through the world killing a large number of people. But still there is no effective treatment and vaccine against this virus. So, as of now protection against this virus is the only solution in the hand of people around the world.

An article is published in The New England Journal of Medicine, which suggests that the wearing of face masks "might help reduce the severity of disease and ensure that a greater proportion of new infections are asymptomatic."

WHO and various health agencies are suggesting ways to prevent yourself from Covid-19, all of this advice includes wearing facemasks in the prevention list. In some countries wearing masks is mandatory in public places.

The wearing of masks is one of the protection mechanisms against Covid-19 infection, wearing masks would help in protection against the virus infection and thereby slow the spread of deadly Coronavirus. It is advisable for the people to wear masks to protect against deadly Coronavirus until a vaccine is developed.

The journal also mentioned two recent incidents of OVID-19 outbreak in U.S. food-processing plants where workers were required to wear masks every day.

The Medical Journal further said "The proportion of asymptomatic infections among the more than 500 people who became infected was 95%, with only 5% in each outbreak experiencing mild-to-moderate symptoms."

The Journal further added "case-fatality rates in countries with mandatory or enforced population-wide masking have remained low, even with resurgences of cases after lockdowns were lifted."

The face masks are a very important tool in protection against Covid-19 and everyone must wear it while going out. Face Masks filter out the viruses and protect against accidental Covid-19 infection.

The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) already included face masks in their recommendations for protection against Coronavirus.

Till now there is no effective treatment or vaccine against Coronavirus, and people will have to practice the protection measures such as wearing masks, washing hands, sanitizing hands, following social-distancing norms etc. to protect themselves against Covid-19 virus.


Deepak Kumar - Editor

Deepak Kumar is Science Graduate from Delhi University with more than 17 years of experience in Media and Technical field. With a background in Science and Media field, Deepak has been offering services in the media houses. He has worked as director and chief in many companies. During his journalistic career, he has achieved many milestones working in various organisations. As a technical writer, he is of scientific bend of mind and has done many glorious stories in the field during the career.

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