Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Most and Least Effective Face Masks to help protect You from Covid-19

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If you have been following the latest coronavirus developments, you may have heard that the respiratory virus has affected the lives of millions of people worldwide. According to statista.com, an online portal that provides data on the global digital economy, industrial sectors, consumer markets, and much more, the United States has been hit especially hard, with more than 5.4 million confirmed cases of the virus. Further, the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2, has claimed the lives of more than 170,000 Americans. According to many infectious disease experts, the number of coronavirus cases and associated deaths could be much lower if more people wore masks or face coverings of some kind.

Despite credible data proving that wearing masks or other face coverings can help prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus, many people are vehemently opposed to wearing them. And this is despite mask-wearing mandates in several states, including New York, Wisconsin, New Mexico, North Carolina, and others. Some individuals refuse to wear a mask or other face coverings due to medical reasons. And others have refused to wear them to flout mask-wearing mandates in their specific state, which they believe infringes on their freedom of choice, according to U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. Many infectious disease experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, believe that this mindset, which is shared by countless Americans, will likely lead to even more confirmed coronavirus cases in America.

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