The emergence of the corona virus in recent months has put the whole world in a crazy spin, including us here in Canada.
What is a virus (or virus in Hebrew) in general? It is a basic life form, not really a living substance, a parasite to the body into which it enters. It is different from a bacterium because it is not independent in its own right, and “lives” only within the body to which it is attached. A virus is very small (up to 100 times smaller than a bacterium).
Is it going to end anytime soon? Can we turn the wheel back and live as we lived until a few months ago? Can we celebrate and meet again in mass gatherings in the theater? Parties? Weddings? Chapels?
The question marks, doubts and expectations will accompany us for a long time to come!
Will there be a vaccine soon? Will the vaccine help? We do hope that the vaccine will arrive quickly and it is assumed that it will help. But again – the vaccine will not always help and especially for people with poor immune system and adults.
Is anyone who has had coronary heart disease already protected from this damn disease? For what period is it protected? Is it forever? And what about young and old? And what about people with background illnesses? And what about those who have a problem with their immune system?
Experts claim that the corona virus will stay with us for a long time to come! So what can be done?
The first thing to learn from those with experience! Everyone who has flown abroad in recent years has noticed that people with a Far Eastern appearance or older people walk to the airport with face masks on. In the first times I saw it I mocked these people a little in my heart. Unfortunately today I understand what the problem is and why these people are still walking With face masks.
About ten years ago with the onset of the SARS epidemic in the East mostly residents of these countries realized that if they want to somehow lead a life routine similar to what they had in the past they need to change a number of things and the mask is part of the change in their life routine.
So there is a good chance that these masks will become a part of our lives in the coming years …
Do face masks help or not?
Wearing a Medical face mask does not guarantee that we will not be infected with any viral disease, but the mask can significantly reduce our chances of contracting diseases. And viruses can penetrate through our eyes for example, but our nose and mouth exhale and inhale air so most of our infections originate from these exhalations and inhalations.