Face masks — coronavirus (COVID-19)
Health experts say the evidence is clear that masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and that the more people wearing masks, the more chance we have of beating the novel coronavirus.
How many people need to wear masks to reduce community transmission?
Ideally, we would lie to see 100 percent of people wearing face masks, but we’ll settle for 80 percent. A 2020 study ‘Universal Masking is Urgent in the COVID-19 Pandemic: SEIR and Agent-Based Models, Empirical Validation, Policy Recommendation’ predicted that 80 percent of the population wearing masks would flatten the curve significantly more than maintaining a strict lockdown thus helping to reduce COVID-19 spread than a strict lockdown.
Protect Yourself and Others
Mandatory face masks are making a comeback in certain parts of the country, and recent studies show that mask-wearing can help minimise the spread of germs and protect those vulnerable within the community. Perhaps one of the most striking lifestyle changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is the mandatory use of face masks in shopping centres, restaurants, airports, and other public places. State governments and local authorities’ advise that wearing a mask, especially when in close proximity to others, is imperative to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, combined with maintaining a 1.5m physical distance when outside at the shops, on public transport, at work, and when you’re visiting with others, public mask-wearing is proving to be most effective at reducing the spread of the virus when compliance is high.
OK, so wearing a face mask is a good idea but where can I get face masks in Australia?
Of course, there are many businesses who have taken advantage of the pandemic to cash in on face masks, but Mediscrubs, a trusted provider of medical apparel to Australian healthcare workers has face mask available as part of our medical workwear collection because masks are an equally important item that should be part of every healthcare workers armory.
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