Traditional thought has been that spread of infection through droplets happen because of coughing and sneezing. But here is an experiment to prove that micro-droplets are created even when we talk loudly.
And as you can see in the video, these micro-droplets significantly decrease in number when we increase the air circulation by opening windows and doors.
This video also proves that in enclosed spaces, even if we maintain social distance, there may be suspended micro-droplets in the air which can still cause infection.
The Case for Everyone Wearing Masks
In the above video we can see how the Czech have been able to slow down the spread of infection to a certain extent by a simple method – Everyone, everywhere wears a mask .
When everyone wears a mask,
- The people who are already infected do not spread the infection to others.
- Those who are not infected do not get the infection from others.
- When the virus is contained within the mask of an infected person, it will not get on his hands so that he will not touch on surfaces and deposit the virus there and thereby spread the infection to anyone else who is touching the same surface. One very important point to note in this case is that the persons wearing masks should not touch their masks at all.
Image credits: World Health Organization.