Express published a new article, in which doctors tested the risks of contracting a new type of virus in a medical mask. So, according to experts, a mask is not the most effective way to protect against virus infection.
Journalists interviewed Dr. Jake Dunning, who said that using a mask could be a justifiable action within the hospital. In addition, the mask must be changed frequently and it must be correctly worn, namely it should fit snugly enough to the face.
Representatives of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that wearing surgical masks is necessary only for those who have already become ill with coronavirus, as well as doctors who come in contact with infected patients. While for the prevention of coronavirus infection, experts recommend that you carefully monitor personal hygiene, in particular, wash your hands often with soap and limit the touch of your hands to your face and mucous membranes.