Coronavirus: it Can prevent the Wearing of a mask contagions?

Used to be a rarity, today, everyday, people in Germany bear in Corona times a Mouth guard. The effectiveness of such respirators will be provided in social networks is always in question. A Fact Check.

CLAIM: Wearing a mask is "Blödsinn", it is in a post. There is "no evidence that Wearing a mask to prevent contagion könnte".

ASSESSMENT: This is wrong. If, for example, two people are wearing talking masks, the risk of infection with the Coronavirus is much lower.

FACTS: Since the end of April mask duty – especially in buses and trains, as well as, often, when shopping in stores is nationwide. The meaning and purpose of the protection mask, it is, droplets intercept, which we emit when you Speak, Laugh, cough or Sneeze. The denser the material, the less likely it is that the small droplets pass is.

The Federal Institute for drugs and medical devices (BfArM) distinguishes between self-made "Community-Masken" and medical face masks. First offered as a physical barrier, rather, a protection against larger droplets and prevented the mouth/nose mucosal contact with contaminated hands, explains the BfArM.

The medical face masks were used, however, especially the foreign protection, and protect Against, the authority. Sebastian Lemmen, infectious disease Loge at the University hospital of Aachen, says, therefore: "If two people are wearing a Mouth guard, are both geschützt".

Also the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) recommends the Wearing of a "Mouth, Nose And Bedeckung" in the public space. Self-made masks filter according to RKI, probably less droplets than the multi-layer medical masks. The Wearing of a mask, the Institute is referred to as a block, in order to reduce the Coronavirus infection pressure and velocity of propagation in the population. Distance and hygiene rules apply, according to the RKI but also, if people are wearing a mask.  

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