Guidance on which masks work best, which ones to avoid, according to Michigan health department
DETROIT – Michigan health officials released some guidance on wearing masks -- specifically wearing the right types of masks -- to be sure you’re getting enough protection. MDHHS launched a new campaign on Tuesday called “Mask Up, Mask Right,” aimed at educating the public on the best types of masks to wear while in public. “It’s important to wear the right mask and wear it the right way. It also includes wearing the approved mask correctly and having it secured over the nose and face and tightly fitting without gaps. Mask Up, Mask Right.
MDHHS asks Michiganders to ‘Mask Up, Mask Right’
It also includes wearing the approved mask correctly and having it secured over the nose and face and tightly fitting without gaps. DETROIT – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is launching an initiative to not only get Michiganders to mask up, but to mask right. “The science is now settled: Masks protect others from COVID – and they protect the wearer,” said Robert Gordon, MDHHS director. “It’s important to wear the right mask and wear it the right way. It also includes wearing the approved mask correctly and having it secured over the nose and face and tightly fitting without gaps.
Gov. Whitmer threatens stricter laws if Michigan residents refuse to ‘mask up’
Gretchen Whitmer is threatening to impose stricter mask laws amid a spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and mounting evidence that some residents aren’t taking precautions seriously. “We cannot afford to play fast and loose with the rules, and just look at what’s happening with Florida,” Whitmer said. If we let our guard down, we could see a rapid increase in cases in Michigan. For the sake of your loved ones, for the sake of our economy, please mask up when you go out. Whitmer’s handling of pandemic :Reopening Michigan :Health questions, advice :Unemployment :Personal stories :
US surgeon general explains why he’s dramatically changed his position on wearing masks
“One of the things they shouldn’t be doing, the general public, is going out and buying masks,” Adams said in March. But earlier this week, Adams said, “Please, please wear a face covering when you go out.”So what’s changed? “If you want college football in the fall, young people, please wear a face covering,” Adams said. “If you want prom next year, please wear a face covering. “The most important thing I would say to people is if you do go out to a gathering or in public, please wear a face covering,” Adams said.
Is a copper-infused mask safer than a standard mask?
Many are looking for ways to maximize their mask benefit and since the surface of copper is a known antimicrobial, can a copper-infused mask help? Thats where the idea that using copper fibers or infusing fabric with copper could improve a mask wearers protection. What about the things that get trapped in or on the mask -- could copper help there? Theres some fun science behind the idea of using a copper in a mask, but no evidence suggests it would be safer. Additionally, the primary purpose of a mask is to prevent the user from spreading their own germs, and a copper mask wont change that.
Is it true that wearing a mask for an extended period of time can be harmful?
DETROIT Almost everyone in Michigan has worn a mask during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but is there any truth to recent social media posts claiming people are getting sick due to wearing masks for an extended period of time? Social media claimsBut a post making the rounds on social media is claiming its dangerous to wear a mask. Dr. McGeorge put that claim to the test with the Trust Index. Gasses such as oxygen and carbon dioxide freely pass in and out of the masks, making any significant buildup of exhaled carbon dioxide impossible, Dr. McGeorge said. It does take a little while to get used to wearing a mask, but its not harmful.