Do the N-95 masks help?
Do masks work? This is a question that many people have asked us in the past few weeks. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) was discovered in China in December of 2019. It is widespread in Asia, especially in China and Japan, to see people walking around wearing surgical masks to prevent the inhalation of pathogens and pollution.
Surgical masks aren’t effective against COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The N-95 mask has been recommended for medical professionals providing direct care because they are thicker than a surgical mask. Still, neither Schaffner nor the CDC (Centres for Disease Prevention and Control) recommends public use.
The US surgeon general told Americans to stop buying masks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYs8ZVDNIJU.
However, people diagnosed with the Coronavirus should wear face masks to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 to people around them. According to the CDC, the mask will prevent droplets containing COVID-19 (a sneeze, cough, or speaking) from entering the environment.
While masks are not effective against preventing COVID-19, they are helpful with social distancing. Social Distancing is actions that people take to slow down the spread of highly contagious diseases. The objective of social distancing is to reduce contact between persons carrying an infection. When people see someone wearing a mask, they automatically distance themselves from that person. It is recommended to keep a 2-meter distance from others. If you are in a 2-meter radius, it should not be for longer than 15 minutes. Examples of social distancing are President Trump not shaking people’s hands or The Pope no longer allowing people to kiss his ring.
Ways that you can participate in social distancing are to stop giving high-fives, kissing, shaking hands, and hugging each other.
Thank you for the zoom (and all your updates). It was great. I wish the news was like that. Straight forward, factual, unemotional. Bravo to both of you ladies!!
My experience with Ema Care has been so positive that I wanted to share it in case it could help someone else. Eight days ago my daughter, a Shanah Bet student, called to say she wasn’t feeling well and had symptoms of Covid-19. I was put in touch with an Infectious Disease specialist who recommended Ema Care. I reached Dr. Eliana Aaron easily and signed my daughter up. The next morning, Ema Care gave my daughter a telehealth exam and provided her with prescriptions, as well as a list of...
I would like to also add my compliments, you exceeded my already very high expectations. You can certainly send other schools our way for a recommendation.
-Mr. E. Naiman
Dear Dr. Eliana words simply cannot express how much you have done for all of us and so many others in keeping us informed, calming anxieties, and being such a wonderful and patient resource through such a difficult time. Wishing you much bracha and hatzlacha in the merit of all the countless mitzvot u have done to help so many through these trying times; mikol halev, ein milim and thanks so so much .
Gap Year Program Staff
Hello Dr. Aaron. I cannot thank you enough for providing not only crucial information but a framework that gave us stability and allowed us to function (instead of descending into chaos, which undoubtedly would have happened, if not for you). At the risk of waxing dramatic, I will tell you that when I think of what you've done these past couple of months, what comes to mind is Rav Yohanan Ben Zakai asking Vespasian to give him Yavneh ve-Hakhameha, thus saving the entire enterprise of Talmud...