By Child Heart Foundation - July 23, 2020

 People worldwide are struggling with this unannounced and unwelcome pandemic that shook us both emotionally and financially, and is no way settling down although the top pharma and other research labs are struggling to get a vaccine. There are people who still take life for granted by not adhering to basic preventive measures. 
 The heart breaking news of losing healthcare workers, volunteers and other healthcare frontliners leaves all of us so desperate and sad. Through this blog post, we again want to stress on the importance of wearing masks.
According to WHO and Center for disease control (CDC) and other World organisations, strictly following the basic precautions can go a long way in saving our lives and that of our close ones.

The reason why few people are not taking things seriously is because they think COVID 19 can’t affect them.There have been cases of people going to Covid parties in US and in India as well. Such people  are foolishly over confident of their body’s immune system.

The increasing numbers of COVID19 confirmed cases and many, many such cases leading to death has made it more important to set our hygiene and precautionary standards in place.

 We all irrespective of age have to wear mask and "KEEP IT ON" whenever we go out. Now that the lockdown has been lifted and people have started going to their work places, it becomes our responsibility as citizens of this country to behave responsibly. 

 “We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms,” according to the advisory published by the CDC. “This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity — for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing — even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.

It is becoming increasingly clear that all people should be wearing masks while out in public. Masks are a likely reason why the virus has been better controlled in China, South Korea, Japan, and other countries,” Dr. Subinoy Das, chief medical officer of Tivic Health and the chief executive officer of the U.S. Institute for Advanced Sinus Care and Research, told Healthline.

The recommended N95 masks, are worn by medical professionals who come into close contact with those with COVID-19, are actually respirators. They form a tight seal over the nose and mouth and filter all air coming in or out.

Cloth masks, on the other hand, are much more akin to surgical masks, which are not airtight and are primarily intended to prevent healthcare workers from spreading germs to patients.

Wearing a mask is good for two reasons: It’s going to cut down 95 percent of the breathing that sends the virus up to 6 feet away in a room, and also will reduce fecal/oral transmission by preventing the virus from getting into your nose or mouth” if you touch a contaminated surface and then your face will put a person to risk of Corona virus. So we need to know how to remove our masks, how to preserve and clean them well.


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