Coronavirus cure: 100% of the world’s population needs to wear face masks in order to be safe from the virus

The entire world’s population needs to wear masks both indoors and outdoors in order to stop the pandemic

We all hear the statements about the face coverings and masks spreading all across the internet. Many social media experts have been claiming about who needs to wear and who does not. But, recent findings show a result which is the contrary. It does not matter if you have the Coronavirus or not, you need to wear a mask. The pandemic spreads through the direct human transmission. So it is better if all of us started wearing masks at all times.

According to new research, the pandemic will stop only if we take the right decisions. Wearing a face covering at all times including indoors, outdoors, trains, and buses will surely go a long way in preventing the virus. The new research from Greenwich and Cambridge universities suggests 100% use of the face mask.

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Coronavirus cure: Wear face masks as a new social norm

The face masks will not only protect us from the current pandemic but will also prepare us for future outbreaks. In fact, if the entire world’s population accepts the principle of wearing masks, we will not have to deal with the pandemic ever again. To ward off resurgences, the reproduction number for the virus (the average number of people who will contract it from one infected person) needs to drop below 1.0. Researchers don’t believe that’s achievable with lockdowns alone. However, a combination of lockdowns and widespread mask compliance might do the trick, they say.

The effective reproduction number, Re, can be decreased below 1, leading to the mitigation of epidemic spread. The scientists wrote in the paper published Wednesday by the Proceedings of the Royal Society A. The modeling indicated that when lockdown periods are combined with 100% face mask use, disease spread is vastly diminished, preventing resurgence for 18 months. This is the time frame that gives time to develop a general-purpose vaccine. It also demonstrates that if people wear masks in public, it is twice as effective at reducing the R number than if face coverings are only worn after symptoms appear.

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