The pandemic continues to have an effect on our lives in Australia. The eastern states are currently facing a steep uphill battle to contain the spread of the virus. While no one method is a guarantee to do so, there are a number of things you can do to slow the spread. Start with good hygiene such as washing your hands regularly, social distancing and when you’re in public, wear a mask, especially if you’re in an area where there are known cases and you’re on a path to helping contain the virus.
In many locations across the USA, and now in Victoria, public safety officials are directing people to wear masks in public. Google seems to think this is a good idea and has released a very Googly video to that effect.
Masks are not guaranteed protection, but when an appropriate mask is used correctly they do significantly reduce the risks of transmission from you to others and increase your protection. Much like vaccines, if everyone — who is medically able to — has them then the risk to “the herd” reduces dramatically.
We all want life to get back to normal. By doing the right things you can play your part in solving a massive issue not just in Australia but around the globe.