How masks can prevent COVID-19 transmission

COVID-19 transmission can be prevented by wearing face masks.

The pandemic is far from over and people are trying their best to stay protected from coronavirus. Face masks and sanitizers have become important in reducing the risk of contracting the virus but did you know if 7 out of 10 people wear masks daily, the transmission can reduce significantly?

Source- Global Times

Though the government has made it mandatory for people to wear masks in public places, many don’t oblige that risks their health. The study that claims so was published in the journal the Physics of Fluids and says if 70 percent of people wear masks, we can stop COVID-19 from spreading.

Efficacy of face masks

Face masks have been known to prevent transmission and well-shielded masks keep people relatively safe in public places. It is important to get the right kind of mask as just covering the face isn’t enough.  Many studies have been conducted that prove the same and how masks keep the infected droplets from reaching the other person if social distancing is also practiced.

One of the most efficient masks is N-95 which has appropriately sized filters and does not let the fluid droplets released while sneezing, coughing or breathing come out.


The vaccine is yet to come to the market and for now, face masks are one of the best defenses. Make sure to wear face masks every time you head out and practice social distancing whenever you are in public places.