Please Wear a Face Mask, Wash Your Hands & Social Distance
by Darryl M. Gumm - Written July 18, 2020

Today, the world is dealing with a serious health challenge unlike anything scientists have ever seen. The only point of comparison is perhaps the 1918 Spanish Flu, but COVID-19 is not a flu. It is a serious affliction scientists are just learning about. Everyday more is learned about this new disease and recommendations are being made to address this in ways which will safeguard the health and well-being of the general public.

Some of the recommendations from The World Health Organization (WHO) and The USA Center for Disease Control (CDC) include social distancing, washing hands, not touching our face, and wearing a mask when we go out in the public. Never, in the past 100 years, have we been urged to do these things, so naturally, there will be sceptics who question these recommendations.

I am not a scientist, so I am not about to question scientists who have spent their lives studying and researching health-related issues. Respected health experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci, have stated that COVID-19 in the United States of America can be managed well if everyone wears a mask, wash their hands regularly, social distance and refrain from touching their face.


Supporting Information:

www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/p0714-americans-to-wear-masks.html

www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/proper-mask-wearing-coronavirus-prevention-infographic

www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/06/417906/still-confused-about-masks-heres-science-behind-how-face-masks-prevent