Is Corona Virus Infection Transmitted Through The Air?
? According to several sources from Indo who read the mask, it is not very influential, whether it is infected or not. More saliva affected by the surface of the skin, etc. There are a number of questions I want to ask 1. In other countries like Korea, we strongly recommend that masks are said to be airborne, whereas in Indo they say no? 2. For example, our hands are exposed to tears that have been infected, we do not immediately wash hands until the tears dry in the hands. Now his hands are not used to eat or touch the face. Is that infectious?
Thank you for the question.
COVID-19 disease (Coronavirus disease-2019) caused by the SARS CoV-2 virus can be transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of airway mucus (saliva, snot, phlegm) sufferers to others. This transmission mainly occurs through direct contact, such as when coughing, sneezing, spitting, or speaking at close range. It could also, the transmission of this virus occurs when you exchange eating and drinking utensils, shake hands with contaminated hands, hold other objects that may be contaminated (such as door handles, elevator buttons), exchange towels or washcloths, and so on. Indeed, it is not quite right to mention that this virus can infect air. However, air can facilitate the movement of airway mucus sparks out of the patient, therefore, wearing a mask is really necessary.
However, although it is necessary, not everyone is required to use a mask. What is required to use a mask to prevent transmission of COVID-19 is:
People who are sick, whether they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or who have recently shown symptoms, such as cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever, and shortness of breath People who travel to public places (crowded people) People who travel to COVID-19 outbreak Health workers, especially those who come in contact with people with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19. For healthy people, especially if the incidence of this disease is not as high as some other countries (including South Korea), wearing a mask can actually increase your potential to hold more frequent nose and mouth (for example to justify the position of your mask). With these conditions, the purpose of using masks is less effective. Therefore, it is still wise to approach the outbreak that is happening. Just in case you have to, but don't make it panic. Buying a mask is certainly not a wise solution, especially if it is done by healthy people. Because, with unwise actions like this, then people who really need will have difficulty getting access to masks, so that the disease will be more easily spread.
As mentioned above, transmission of the SARS CoV 2 virus mainly occurs through splashing of airway mucus that is inhaled or swallowed. Therefore, this virus is not transmitted through tears as you mentioned huh ..
I hope this helps.