- Relationship to Diabetes
- Type 2
Months ago, on the radio, they said masks don't protect the wearer. They protect people the wearer meets. I don't know if there's been updated advice, or if it depends on the mask.And here is the confusion again... repeatedly we are told that the masks confer benefit by reducing SPREAD from an infected person, but here is the WHO saying that it protects the wearer - which many experts I’ve seen commenting say it doesn’t (at least certainly not the surgical and home made types that are being commonly worn) - because they dont stop sufficient airflow and leak around the edges... and because once contaminated they can pass the infection if the wearer adjusts or touches them (which people can’t help themselves doing).
No wonder I am confused!
What I considered was that you might catch it if it gets on your hands, or other areas of your face, other than nose and mouth. Such as around the eyes.
I don't know the details of how the infection works for C19. Other than getting the impression it's breathed out by an infeccted person.