As the winter months creep closer, and with the ongoing pandemic still raging around the world and within our borders, it’s time we start focusing more on what we can do to protect ourselves. Even with hopes of a vaccine coming in the following weeks or months, we cannot underestimate the importance of taking basic coronavirus protection measures to ensure the safety of ourselves and others. As most of us are well aware, wearing masks is one of the best ways to accomplish this.
However, in order for mask wearing to be effective, it needs to be nearly or completely universal. According to a study conducted by Nature Medicine, if there is “universal” mask coverage, or 95% of all Americans wear masks, then we could save more than 500,000 lives, compared to scenarios where mask coverage remains at its mediocre 49% rate of coverage. The cumulative, yet drastic lifesaver that increased mask coverage could become is reason enough to make a habit of wearing one in public at all times.
At Jezuba, we’ve been working hard to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to protect themselves and their loved ones with masks. Especially in the coming winter months, it is imperative that everyone has a mask to use whenever in public, so that we can save as many lives as possible. By purchasing a mask from Jezuba, you are not only helping to protect more people, but also helping us to create more masks and expand our outreach to keep more people safe.
Additional information about face mask:
CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/masking-science-sars-cov2.html
Nature Research - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-1132-9
CNN - https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/23/health/masks-ihme-model-study-wellness/index.html
LA Times- https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-10-23/if-americans-would-just-wear-masks-we-could-save-more-than-671-000-lives
NPR - https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/11/11/933903848/wear-masks-to-protect-yourself-from-the-coronavirus-not-only-others-cdc-stresses
Credit: Associated Press and LA Times