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Explainer: Why you need to put on a mask to prevent Coronavirus

Explainer: Why you need to put on a mask to prevent Coronavirus

Explainer, Explainers, Health, NHS, virus
Since the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic, the British government has been insisting on there is no need for regular people to wear masks unless they are really ill, taking care for patients or working in health care. There even were face mask banned for “misleading” claims and officials have urged more hand-washing to delay the spread of the virus.  The reasons given by them include: masks don’t offer significant protection from germs and the most efficient models need special fitting to work but normal people rarely wear it right. But most importantly, the shortage of face masks had put health-care workers who desperately need them into dangerous situation.  But in the States, which do not support general wearing just two weeks ago, now has a new policy. The
The history of how people fought against viruses, explained

The history of how people fought against viruses, explained

Explainer, Explainers, Health, virus
The pandemic of coronavirus has infected nearly 2 million people, taking approximately 120 thousand lives worldwide so far, four months after its outbreak in Wuhan, China, according to the Guardian. In certain countries, the epidemic has been under control at the cost of quarantining cities and forcing people to stay at home, while in other nations, it is continuously crashing the public health system, creating panic and resentment among people, and thus devastating the global economy. People may have somehow felt the weakness in front of viruses: why a tiny bit of creature can be so devastating? In fact, in the long history of human beings fighting against viruses, people had been slaughtered repeatedly for thousands of years before they found effective ways to save lives and stop the