The coronavirus has caused havoc all over the world. So far, 8,467,178 have been infected with this dangerous beam are and 451,954 people have died. The US has been the most affected by this epidemic from China. The number of deaths here is 119,941 while the number of infected has increased to 2,234,471. After this, the highest number of cases is 960,309 in Brazil, 553,301 in Russia, and 367,264 in India in fourth place.
Coughing by wearing a mask may reduce filter efficiency
There is no cure for coronavirus and experts are recommending wearing masks to avoid this. Meanwhile, scientists have said that the mask applied on the face reduces the risk of the coronavirus spreading, but repeated coughing adversely affects its ability to filter. This has been said in a new study. It recommends wearing personal protective equipment for healthcare workers, including helmets equipped with air-filters and face shields.
Scientists, including Talib Dibuk and Dimitris Drikakis of the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, used computer models to find out what is the tendency of small droplets to fall from coughing when a person wearing a mask coughs repeatedly.
Cough drops to 18 feet in 5 seconds
Earlier, a study found that when a person without a mask coughs, his saliva drops can reach up to 18 feet in five seconds. The study, published in the journal Physics of Fluids, studied the ability of filters to apply the mask on the face.
Masks can reduce the risk of outbreaks
According to the study, the mask can reduce the risk of droplets of saliva in the air, but frequent coughing adversely affects its ability. Scientists said that even wearing a mask, droplets of saliva can fall some distance. He said that the distance of droplets of saliva drops if the mask is not worn.
The widespread use of masks can prevent the coronavirus from regaining vigor.
The widespread use of masks, along with applying lockdown, can prevent coronavirus from re-asserting. This has been claimed in a study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A. The study said that simply applying lockdown cannot prevent the coronavirus from re-asserting itself.
The study says that if a large number of people use masks, the rate of infection can be reduced dramatically. It states that home-made low-impact masks may also prove useful.
Richard Stutfrom, the researcher at the UK-based University of Cambridge, said, “Our analysis supports that people use masks immediately and globally.”
“If people use masks extensively, along with maintaining social distance and to some degree lockdown, it can become an acceptable way of dealing with the global epidemic and economic activity again before the vaccine is introduced.” It can be started.