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Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 4 weeks ago

Do masks really help prevent the spread of the coronavirus? Cant the virus go thru our eyes?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago
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    Masks prevent the spread of the virus by preventing asymptomatic infected people from infecting others. If you’re wearing a mask but you’re near an infected person who’s not wearing a mask, you can still catch the virus. If both of you are wearing masks, you won’t catch the virus. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes. A mask blocks droplets of bodily fluids that contain the virus. You are more likely to get COVID from touching a contaminated surface then rubbing your eyes than from the air. The coronavirus can’t stay in the air forever, it stays suspended for some time then falls to the ground. If you’re worried about the coronavirus getting into your eyes, practice social distancing. (6 feet apart, stay home as much as possible, avoid rooms with sick people)

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    It helps prevent the spread of snot and saliva droplets of infected persons. As a side benefit, it prevents your hands which may have contacted with the virus, from touching your nose or mouth.

    Other than for medical use, it is difficult to prevent inhaling airborne viruses (as well as aerosol infection), having said that, it's basically concidered that covid-19 doesn't infected through the air.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Actual medical masks might help a little but those fabric masks are proven not to work. Also wearing a mask can weaken your immune system because you are not being exposed to any sickness, so because you aren’t being exposed to any sickness your immune system isn’t getting any stronger. I recommend not wearing a mask because you really probably won’t need it since the survival rate of covid is over 99%.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Don’t touch your face and avoid being around people that are sneezing or coughing.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Mask is helpful in preventing the spread of virus. You better put glasses as well. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yes, it can go in our eyes. Next they'll want us to live in swim goggles.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes. Wearing masks significantly decreases the likelihood that some with the virus will spread it to someone else if they wear a mask, and somewhat decreases your chance of breathing in droplets of virus if you wear one.  Since there seem to be a lot of asymptomatic carriers, wearing a mask is an easy and important step.  

    While technically possible, it seems that almost all cases of COVID-19 are from inhaling the virus through the nose and mouth, not eyes.  That is why covering your nose is so important.  

  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    if you feel that way than stay at home unless you really really need to go out and wear a mask when you do

  • 4 weeks ago

    There aren’t too many cases where someone got covid from the virus getting into their eyes. The only case that I know about is some tv news personality who said he might have caught it while flying in a plane. He said he wore a mask during the entire flight. I don’t remember if he said he was quarantined the previous 14 days before he took the flight so it’s possible that he caught it during one of those previous days. 

    Most people that caught it breathe in an infected person’s respiratory droplets. The other people caught it by touching an infected area then touching their nose, eyes, or mouth. If they wore a mask, they would have eliminated 2/3 of the paths. 

    It’s been proven that masks helps you from infecting others. Masks doesn’t necessarily prevent you from catching coronavirus but it reduces your chance to catch it. With a mask on, if someone sneezes, the droplets that escape only travels a couple of inches to a couple of feet. A person not wearing a mask sneezes and the droplets can travel 6 feet (potentially more). So if you sneeze, you’re keeping it from reaching people that are less than 6 feet away. 

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