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We all want to get rid of the COVID-19 virus, right? So why are so many people reluctant to consistently wear a face mask? There still seems to be a lot of confusion and uncertainty around the issue. According to a July Gallup poll, only 44% of Americans say they "always" wear a face mask, and 28% say they do it "very often," while 14% say they "never" wear one.Perhaps compliance would be higher if more people knew the answers to some key questions. Like, just how useful is wearing a face mask? When can you take it off? Will wearing a mask stop you or someone you love from becoming infected with COVID-19? How does using a face mask stop the virus from spreading? I'm a doctor and suggest we quickly go through this step-by-step. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.1 Who Says We Should Wear A Face Mask?As a doctor, I can say it's not just one big rumor. Authorities such as the CDC and WHO—those we trust to review the medical evidence and make rules to help keep us safe—are saying we need to wear masks to beat the virus.In April, the CDC issued a recommendation that you should wear a mask when not at home, when mixing with people who do not live in your household, or in situations where social distancing is difficult. (This does not apply to children under age 2, or babies.)In June, WHO recommended that everyone should be encouraged to wear face masks in places where there is increased risk of community transmission.America's top infectious disease experts for more than 30 years, Dr. Anthony Fauci, never gives an interview (and he gives them a lot) without stressing how crucial wearing face mask is for our health and for stopping the pandemic.2 What Qualifies as A Face Mask?There are three types of face masks: * Face coverings. Cloth face coverings, often homemade, which loosely cover the nose and mouth. Homemade face coverings should be constructed of nonstretchy cotton or polycotton fabric, with a minimum of three layers in a duck-billed or close-fold' design. It should cover the mouth, nose, cheeks, and chin. * Medical face masks. These are medical masks usually worn by healthcare professionals as part of their everyday duties. They are a type of PPE and use should be reserved for use in clinical/hospital settings. * Medical face masks/formal PPE. These are part of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worn by medical staff (for example, the N95 respirator mask). These masks are designed to seal tightly around the nose and mouth. The use of these masks is reserved for dealing with patients at high risk of COVID-19 infection, or who are known to be infected, and should only be worn by medical staff.3 What Do Masks Do?Face masks do two things. * Containment. If you're infected with COVID, masks provide a barrier to the viral particles you breathe out, which reduces the chance of you passing the infection to another person. * Protection. Masks help stop you from breathing in virus particles, reducing the chance of you becoming infected.Masks are better at containment than protection. Here's the problem: We have no idea who may be infected. Eighty percent of people with COVID-19 have no symptoms and are unaware they're infected. Those who go on to develop symptoms are often most infectious in the early days of their infection while they're still asymptomatic.This is why wearing masks is a particularly useful tool to stop infected people from unknowingly infecting others.4 How Effective Are Masks?New evidence is emerging all the time about the effectiveness of face masks. Did you know you are less likely to become infected with COVID-19 if you wear a mask within one-and-a-half feet of an infected person than if you don't wear a mask and are six feet away? * A simple washcloth over the mouth prevents respiratory droplets. In a recent (April 2020) study in the New England Journal of Medicine, the number of respiratory droplets produced during normal speech were almost completely obliterated by covering the mouth with a damp washcloth. * Countries where mask-wearing is mandatory have lower death rates. A recent (June 2020) research study compared the death rate from COVID-19 infection in 194 countries. They found a statistically significant lower death rate in countries where mask-wearing was compulsory. The death rate increased by 8 per week in those countries who had mandated the use of masks, compared to an increase of 54% in those which had not. * Mask-wearing by a COVID-19 positive passenger on a flight protected other passengers. In one interesting case report, a man who had symptoms and subsequently tested positive to COVID-19 flew from Wuhan, China to Toronto. He wore a mask for the whole flight, and none of the 25 people seated within six feet of him or in the rows around him tested positive after active monitoring and testing at 14 days. * If 80% of people wore masks, it would help contain the spread of the virus more than going into lockdown, the Population Research Institute says. * And if 95% of the public wore masks, it would prevent 33,000 deaths by October 1.5 Which Mask Is Best?You might think you need a medical mask for ultimate effectiveness, but recent research shows a simple cloth mask provides an excellent reduction in the number of exhaled respiratory droplets.A recent study published in the journal Science Advances compared the ability of 14 different face masks to filter out respiratory droplets during speech. * The best filtration was seen with use of a medical, fitted, N95 respirator mask (transmission fraction 0.1%). This kind of mask does not contain a valve. * The worst performing mask was a fleece mask, with a transmission fraction of 110% — a higher rate of transmission than wearing no mask at all! * Polycotton and cotton masks had a similar reduction in transmission to an N95-valved respirator mask (the valve is fitted to allow inhalation and exhalation). The transmission fraction of these was between 0.2% to 0.4%. * The most poorly performing mask was a bandana. Wearing a gaiter around the neck and pulling it up and down to cover your nose and mouth, seems to encourage larger respiratory particles to break into smaller ones.6 Tips On Using A Face MaskFollow these simple tips to make sure you get the best protection from your mask. * Have your own mask and do not share it or borrow one from anyone else. * When you remove your mask, don't touch the front of the mask—lift it off from behind. * Fold the mask and keep it in a clean bag or container. * Wash your hands after removing it. * Wash your mask frequently with hot soapy water. * Don't forget to continue to wash your hands regularly and practice social distancing. The mask will not protect you unless these other steps are followed. * Try to avoid touching your face or eyes. * If you can't wear a cloth mask, you could opt for a face shield instead.RELATED: 17 Mistakes You're Making With Face Masks7 Who Shouldn't Wear A Face Mask?In general, face masks are for everyone, except for babies or small children younger than 2.The CDC also says that masks should not be worn by "anyone with trouble breathing," or "anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated, or who would not be able to remove the mask without assistance."Each state has produced its own guidance about exemptions. For example, the New York City Health Department (NYC) have stated "there is no need to wear a face mask if you have a health issue that makes you unable to tolerate one." (However, they do not stipulate what these health conditions might be.)There are very few people who cannot wear a mask because of chest or lung conditions. One US respiratory physician, David Kaufman, though not unsympathetic, commented, "If you can wear a headscarf, you can wear a face mask!"Other respiratory specialists have said that if breathing becomes too difficult when you apply a cloth face covering, it would probably be better for you to stay at home. If your condition is this delicate, you're at exceptionally high risk if you develop COVID-19 infection.Some people might find it difficult to wear a mask because of mental health issues. If you find wearing a face mask difficult for this reason, here are some tips on how to get used to it. If you can't tolerate a face mask, could you manage a face shield?RELATED: 9 Side Effects of Wearing Face Masks8 When Can You Take Your Mask Off?While wearing a mask is one of Fauci's fundamentals, there are times when you can take them off safely. "When I see people out on a beach running with nobody around them, good for you, you know, do it. You don't need to be locked down outside," he said. However, if there are a lot of people around, mask up. "If you think you're going to get close to people, you know, flip a mask on. But if you're walking with your dog or your wife or husband or somebody that you're in the house with anyway, and you're not going to stay separated from them and then just do it." He also explained that there is no need to go to extremes. "You could see your friends," he points out. "I mean, what I do myself right now, I'm very careful about wearing a mask, but every evening, and it's now late at night, because when I go home, my wife and I, we go out for a four mile jog, power walk, whatever you want to call it. And I do this," he explained, pulling his mask down around his chin. "It's like this. And I'm chatting with her. If I see 50 yards ahead, someone coming, I go like that," he continued, pulling his mask back over his face. "We pass them. 'Hello. How are you?' And then I'm outside. You can do that. You can do that."9 What About Using A Face Shield?Using a face shield made of clear plastic may seem to be an attractive alternative to a mask, but these don't seem to be as protective.Face shields do have some advantages: They cover your eyes, can be re-used indefinitely, are easy to keep clean, and communication is easier than with a mask.However, research suggests that in certain situations—for example, if someone coughs directly in your face, if you're wearing the shield at work, or if you're moving around a lot—respiratory droplets can more easily pass around the sides of the shield. In fact, face shields are only 45% effective at reducing the transmission of respiratory droplets.The CDC does not recommend the use of a face shield instead of a mask. However, if you can't wear a face mask, a face shield is better than nothing at all.10 More Ways to Keep Yourself SafeWearing a mask is only one part of the recommendations to keep us safe. We also need to continue to do the other things we've been advised, including regular handwashing and social distancing. If you have symptoms, stay at home and seek medical advice. For more information, check out how you can request a free face mask, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 37 Places You're Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus.
Today, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and her husband and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli announced that they are expecting their first child in January 2021. While sharing the happiest news of their lives, Anushka posted a photo with husband Virat
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According to a new study, obesity can increase your risk of dying from coronavirus by nearly 50%.Scientists analyzed 75 studies and found that obesity—defined as a body mass index (BMI) over 30—was associated with a 48% higher risk of death, a 113% higher risk of hospitalization and 74% higher risk of admission to intensive care with COVID-19.RELATED: Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.In the study published Thursday in the journal Obesity Reviews, researchers also warned that obesity may reduce the effectiveness of any potential COVID vaccine. Obesity has been shown to increase inflammation throughout the body and impair the immune system, which has been associated with a higher death rate from other diseases like influenza. "Potentially the vaccines developed to address COVID‐19 will be less effective for individuals with obesity due to a weakened immune response," the researchers wrote. The influenza vaccine has previously been found to be less effective in obese people. 72% of Americans are overweightObesity is a serious health problem in the United States and worldwide. The researchers noted that few countries have a rate of overweight/obesity that's less than 70%. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42.4% of American adults are obese, and 71.6% of Americans over age 20 are overweight (defined as a BMI over 25)."Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death," the CDC says. Unfortunately, coronavirus can now be added to that table. And obesity isn't just associated with poor outcomes from COVID-19—it seems to increase the chance you'll be infected with coronavirus in the first place. A recent UK study found that risk of COVID-19 infection rose alongside BMI and waist circumference. Being overweight, obese or severely obese (defined as having a BMI higher than 40) increased the risk of COVID infection by 31%, 55% and 57%, respectively. Why obesity increases riskBesides impaired immune function, obesity is associated with high blood glucose and diabetes, which have been linked to higher morbidity and mortality resulting from coronaviruses like SARS and MERS.Additionally, an aspect of the risk is pure physics—when you're obese, larger fat deposits in the chest wall, chest cavity and abdominal cavity compress the chest, meaning that obese people have to work harder to breathe even when they're healthy. That's why doctors say that, if you're overweight or obese, losing weight is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your COVID-related risks. Just dropping 5% of your body weight can make a difference. Besides maintaining a healthy weight, scientific data backs frequent handwashing, consistent wearing of face masks and avoiding large gatherings as effective prevention measures—and don't miss these 37 Places You're Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus.
COVID-19 may be spread primarily person-to-person via respiratory droplets. However, due to the fact that the virus may live on surfaces for a period of time—ranging from hours to days—cleaning and disinfecting is essential. Early on in the pandemic the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended cleaning high-touch surfaces—including doors, sinks, toilets, and countertops—often. While many of us have upped our cleaning game over the last several months, one cleaning expert claims that many of us are making a massive mistake. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. The 1 Mistake is Disinfecting Without CleaningIn short, if you are disinfecting without cleaning, you are committing a major faux pas. "The most important step is the cleaning step," Cory Chalmers, the CEO of the professional cleaning service Steri-Clean, told Business Insider.Chalmers, who specializes in biohazard cleaning for sites contaminated with infectious diseases, has spent the last month cleaning and sterilizing places contaminated by coronavirus, including homes, cruise ships, offices, factories, and fast-food restaurants. And, he points out that the spray-and-wipe method does not work due to the fact that contaminated surfaces are coated in clusters of biofilm, disinfectant resistant germs. In order to kill off a virus like COVID, they need to be removed first. "A lot of people spray a surface and then wipe it around right away," Chalmers said. "But you're not letting the disinfectant do its job."Instead of starting with a disinfectant, he suggests putting soap on a rag or paper towel, folding it into quarters, and attacking the biofilm on the surface. Once you complete a small surface of a couple square feet, you are ready to tackle the next. But remember to flip the towel over, turn it inside out, and use the uncontaminated side to clean. "People sometimes will walk around the house with the same rag, cleaning all the surfaces. That doesn't do anything because now they're just spreading the germs around," Chalmers said. "Once that towel or rag that you're using is full of germs, it's not going to absorb anymore."After the surface is clean, you can apply a disinfectant spray or wipe.RELATED: Everything Dr. Fauci Has Said About Coronavirus Pay Attention to the Fine PrintAlso, he suggests paying attention to the fine print. Every bottle of disinfectant is marked with a "dwell time" which tells you how long it needs to sit on a surface to effectively kill germs. He also urges the importance of disinfecting these types of surfaces regularly, despite the CDC's insistence that chances of contracting the virus via touch are very low. "When you're dealing with a new strain like this, we really don't have all the answers," he said. "I don't think we have enough factual data to know that closing up a building or an office or a room will kill that virus." As for yourself, avoid germs as much as possible and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 37 Places You're Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus.
Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is still a good deal of confusion surrounding the symptoms of the highly infectious virus that has killed over 820,000 people worldwide. Why? Researchers have identified a wide range of symptoms, including everything from a dry cough and fever to strange rashes and digestive problems. However, according to one infectious disease doctor, a cocktail of two symptoms might be a sure-fire way to know that you are battling the virus. Read on, and to keep yourself and others safe during this pandemic, don't miss this essential list of the All the Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. This Doctor Has Calculated the PercentagesDr. Stephen Berger, double board certified in infectious disease and microbiology and the founder of GIDEON, the Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Network, explains to Eat This, Not That! Health that he and his team have been working with a "Computer Expert [Decision Analysis] System" designed to generate a list of diseases based on signs and symptoms. The list is ranked according to statistical probability. While a small percentage of people experienced a single symptom—for example, just 5% experienced a fever alone. However, when he ran simulations based on a combination of symptoms, he found that those were more common. In other words, most people experienced more than one symptom.For example, the combination of fever, cough, and severe illness suggests a probability of 32% for COVID-19.While loss of sense of smell was not in their database, he points out that it has the highest diagnostic sensitivity for COVID-19. "Over 75% of patients with the disease experience loss of smell, often with loss of taste as well," he says. "Some researchers put this figure as high as 98%" He also points out that those symptoms are very specific—occurring occasionally in other respiratory illnesses—such as the common cold.RELATED: Everything Dr. Fauci Has Said About Coronavirus The Sure Sign Coronavirus is These Two SymptomsKnowing this, he concludes that if you have a combination of two symptoms, it is overwhelmingly likely that you are COVID positive. "Loss of smell and fever is almost 100% accurate in diagnosing COVID-19 in an adult," he maintains.The highest ranking "sign" for COVID-19 right now? "Death," he reveals. "41% of persons dying of an Infectious Disease in the United States this week will have died of COVID-19." The runners up? Blood poisoning and bacterial pneumonia, accounting for 16% each. As for yourself, avoid death at all costs: To get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 37 Places You're Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus.
We hear it daily, a key piece of advice to slow the spread of coronavirus: Maintain six feet of social distance from other people. Public places like stores and banks have marked that distance on the floor to keep people standing in line safe. But just as it's become a way of life, some researchers say that distance may not always be enough to protect people against COVID-19.In a new report, researchers from MIT and the University of Oxford say other factors—including ventilation, crowd size, duration of exposure, and whether face masks are used—should also be considered when setting social-distancing guidelines. "It's not just six feet and then everything else can be ignored, or just mask and everything else can be ignored, or just ventilation and everything else can be ignored," Lydia Bourouiba, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at MIT and co-author of the report, told NBC News. Read on to decide when you should get tested, and to keep yourself and others safe during this pandemic, don't miss this essential list of the Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. Singing or talking may spread the virus more than six feetCOVID-19 primarily spreads through respiratory droplets, the spray that comes out of your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. The researchers claim that the six-feet recommendation is based on eighty-year-old science—from approximately 1948—about how far droplets can travel before dropping to the ground. "Rules that stipulate a single specific physical distance (1 or 2 metres) between individuals to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, are based on an outdated, dichotomous notion of respiratory droplet size," the researchers wrote in the report, which was published Tuesday in BMJ.Instead, there is evidence that the coronavirus may travel more than six feet through activities like exhaling, coughing, singing and shouting, the researchers said. Additionally, there are grades of risk. In higher-risk situations—such as poorly ventilated rooms, large crowds, long durations, and no face masks—safe distancing might need to extend beyond six feet.RELATED: Your Face Mask Protects You in More Ways Than One, Study FindsAdditionally, back in the day, scientists thought droplets existed in primarily two sizes: Large and small. The large droplets drop (hence their name) while smaller droplets (called aerosols) can linger in the air. Now we know that there are a range of droplet sizes, and how far they travel depends on airflow and exhalation. Experts such as Dr. Anthony Fauci say there is a chance that coronavirus may be spreading by aerosolization, and research is underway to calculate that risk factor. Those findings might redefine the six-foot rule.RELATED: Everything Dr. Fauci Has Said About Coronavirus Social distance based on a range of situationsIn the meantime, the BMJ researchers suggest that we take a more nuanced view of social distancing, setting the guidelines based on a range of situations, from low risk to high risk. They created a traffic-light-style tool to help identify that risk based on activity, ventilation level, contact time and face mask use.The scientists also urged more research into how airflow spreads the virus, what duration of exposure leads to infection, and the droplet size that results from doing various physical activities. As for yourself, do everything you can to prevent getting—and spreading—COVID-19: Wear a face mask, get tested if you think you have coronavirus, avoid large gatherings, practice social distancing, wash your hands regularly, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 37 Places You're Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus.