Experts recommend wearing a face mask to get a barrier of protection against harmful respiratory particles that cause COVID-19. However, confusion around when and why to wear a face mask has led to many misconceptions and myths. Here are some of the common myths that should be ignored completely.
Myth 1: Cloth face masks are not effective.
Myth 2: If I don’t feel sick or show any symptoms, I don’t need to wear a mask.
Myth 3: A loose fitting mask that just covers the mouth is okay.
Myth 4: Social distancing is not required if you are wearing a face mask
Myth 5: Wearing a face mask can lead to inhaling high levels of carbon dioxide.
Remember, covering your face along with following other safety protocols will ensure your safety and the safety of people around you.