- Apr 21, 2008
Not stupid - people just don't understand how these things work. Most people are thinking of this virus as an airborn pathogen.True, you have to put off the "stupid switch" as an adult.
If someone with covid-19 coughs in your face and you have an n95 mask on then the virus will sit on that mask (and the rest of your face). You will most likely get infected via your eyes.
Lets say you had some kind of eye protection on, you would then have to go straight to the shower and take off the eye protection and then the mask an discard them (or drop them in some kind of sterilisation chamber). Then without touching your eyes or mouth wash your face and hands with running water and soap.
If you don't treat every potential infection like this then the mask was useless. Much like wearing the same condom all day with multiple partners.