Protection masks and when we should use them

With the constant change of weather and variations in temperature, the body becomes weaker and more susceptible to contact seasonal colds.

Protective masks and when we should use them

The large agglomerations within the bus stations, inside the malls and even the workplace, are true sources of contamination. I say this because many people suffer from colds, they cough, sneeze outdoors without covering themselves with a napkin or at least wearing a protective mask.

Ironically, I see people wearing masks on the street because they look „cool” and they are fashionable, but they are not affected by the flu or carry any virus. People who need protective masks because they are sick do not wear them, and those who wear them do it even though they do not need it.

I was recently watching Dr. Mike’s video on Coronavirus and I was surprised to find that suppliers were left without protective masks because they were purchased in industrial quantities.

No, don’t get me wrong, they were not purchased by hospitals to supplement the real need but by healthy people, without problems. Thus, people who needed protective masks in hospitals could not use them, and those who were good, healthy were watching them from the closet at home in case of disaster.

We must understand that protective masks are intended for sick people for use to protect the healthy, not the other way around. As I said in the article on Coronavirus, it is recommended to wear a mask only if there are respiratory symptoms such as coughing or sneezing, to protect others.

It makes no sense to wear protective masks if we are well and do not pose a health threat to those around us.

Currently, factories around the world are working on the program to supplement the need for protective masks, and the need is partially covered due to the major global demand.

Hyo-Jick Choi, a professor at the University of Alberta, said: „Respiratory secretions cannot be completely filtered by protective masks. Also, the protective masks and even the surgical ones do not have the function to kill the virus, and when the respiratory secretions reach the surface of the mask, viruses can survive from several hours to a week. ”


Wearing long-lasting protective masks with virus particles can endanger both us and those around us. Thus, to ensure complete protection against viruses we must wash our hands frequently, use napkins to wipe our noses and keep a distance of 3 feet from those affected.

But under the conditions in which we have the flu, we go out in the open air without wearing a protective mask, cough and sneeze without covering ourselves with a napkin and we are very close to other healthy people contamination is imminent; especially in cases where some organisms are not ready to fight the flu and have a weakened immune system.

We do ourselves a disservice because we spread the virus in the air and we can inevitably contact it before we recover and also endanger other lives. Let’s be aware of what we do and pay more attention to ourselves and those around us to maintain a healthy and clean environment.

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Tuesday inspiration within quotes

Hello, dear writers and readers! Today’s post will be about awareness, better thinking and consciousness.

I have come to realize yesterday that our daily actions, our activities and the way we actually comport in various situations define who we are. We are usually advised to be ourselves and act in consequence, but should we all the time?

We have a lot of colleagues, a lot of unknown persons around us, and for a fact we know them by the surface, but are those persons really who they claim they are? Behind us we may hear often unspoken words about our behavior or our response to reality… . In the end, the way we react and behave in situations create our character and the way the entire world sees us.

So, today, Tuesday, my advice for you and me, will be to raise consciousness, to think and before talking and acting, to be aware.

And as I accustomed you in the last posts, I will enlighten you with a few motivational quotes for a better day. Hope you will enjoy!

  1. The awareness of our own strength makes us modest. Paul Cezanne
  2. The awareness of our environment came progressively in all countries with different outlets.  Jacques Yves Cousteau
  3. What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. Abraham Maslow
  4. Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them. Eckhart Tolle
  5. Contemplation is the highest expression of man’s intellectual and spiritual life. It is that life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive. It is a spiritual wonder. It is spontaneous awe at the sacredness of life, of being. It is gratitude for life, for awareness and for being. Thomas Merton
  6. If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
    Leo Tolstoy, Essays, Letters and Miscellanies
  7. The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day. David Foster Wallace
  8. Be present in all things and thankful for all things. Maya Angelou
  9. The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. Nathaniel Branden
  10. Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance. Anthony de Mello
  11. Being self-aware is not the absence of mistakes, but the ability to learn and correct them. Daniel Chidiac
  12. The better awareness, the better your choices. As you make better choices, you will see better results.
  13. Awareness is all about restoring your freedom to choose what you want instead of what your past imposes on you. Deepak Chopra
  14. Once you awaken you become fully aware of your true potential. ATGW
  15. Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.   Albert Einstein


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