First, they prevent infected people from spreading the virus to others (masks act as “source control”). So, we need to urgently get these more effective “high-filtration” masks to all Americans. We can learn from the remarkable success of South Korea and Singapore, where governments early on manufactured and distributed high-filtration masks (e.g. I was one of over 50 U.S. public health experts who signed a Dec. 15 open letter to the federal government, led by Dr. Michael Mina at the Harvard T.H. The toll will keep rising unless we start treating COVID-19 as a national emergency that warrants aggressive public health actions.
At Wellness Axis we want to encourage habits of wellness, Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community. Wellness can be thought of as the quality or state of being in good health.