Coronavirus Coordinator Recommends Wearing Face Mask Inside Your Own Home

August 5, 2020

COVID-19 cases continue to escalate in many parts of the United States, including Florida. Asymptomatic spreaders, those who have coronavirus but don’t experience symptoms, are contributing ongoing spread. Because of this, the White House’s coronavirus coordinator Deborah Birx recommends those who are currently living in a coronavirus hotspot, like Florida, should consider wearing a mask at home, not just out and about, if a household member has risk factors for severe disease. If someone in your household has cancer, Type 2 diabetes, a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or high or serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies, you should keep a mask over your nose and mouth inside your home in an effort to prevent those at an increased risk of catching and potentially dying from the virus from becoming infected.  Researchers and drug companies around the world are racing to create a safe and effective vaccine. Currently, there are six vaccines in the third and final clinical trial phase but a vaccine may not be available until next year and even then it may not fully protect the venerable from COVID-19. Wearing a mask, social distancing, and washing your hands are three key and proven components to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

SOURCE: Popular Science

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