Do You Like to Wear Masks to protect yourself from swine Flu?

@taztheone (1726)
India
August 25, 2009 10:12am CST
Do you like the idea of wearing masks as a protection against Swine Flu? Or are You the one who just don't care whatever happens & believes that what is to happen will happen.
3 responses
@Rexdoron (345)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 09
Neither. Mask is not to protect us from getting the swine flu -or any flu-, it is for those who get flu, or/and coughing to wear it. The mask will inhibit the bacteria from spreading out to the air, thus avoiding more people from getting infected. If you are healthy, and you wear a mask, it won't protect you. There are also other ways to avoid the virus from spreading out. One is to cover the mouth when we are coughing and sneezing, then wash the hand before touching anything. Another way is to use handkerchief replacing our hand. Lastly, avoid visiting suspected patient because it may infect us, and worse people around us. There are things which we can control and avoid from happening. Have a nice day!
@taztheone (1726)
• India
25 Aug 09
Cool Comment buddy, However i just wanted to know then why is that people roam around with masks on their faces? That too a majority of them? I think the answer will be because of scare!
• United States
26 Aug 09
I live in NYC I have never seen anyone wearing a mask for fear of swine flu. I guess it depends where you live. I am a bit scared that my children might get it once school starts up again and the flu season begins though. But I still wouldn't make them wear masks. If I suspect an outbreak at their school, they wont be attending until it's cleared up.
@Rexdoron (345)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 09
taztheone; I think because they are panic. Human. We are easily become panic for something. MrsV163; As long as your children aren't sick, they don't need to wear a mask. The idea of preventing them to go to school if there is an outbreak is a good way to avoid them being infected.
@mrakobesie (1246)
• United States
30 Aug 09
I liek to eat food that will keep my immune system healthy enough so i wouldn't get any disease, not just H1V1. wroks really well so far :) Masks are actually not my thing at all, i had to wear one in the OR during my rotation there, it really gets in the way of breathing normally, so i almost passed out in the middle of the surgery becasue i kept on rebreething the same CO2
@taztheone (1726)
• India
31 Aug 09
Having a healthy diet will not only protect you from H1N1, it will also helps to prevent many other diseases. Its really weird to see masked faces staring at you. Once I've seen a mail showing how world would be after 10yrs, & because of pollution, everyone will be wearing masks. Now even though its not pollution, I can see many masked faces around me.!!
• United States
31 Aug 09
I don't remember who said it, but someone said that the day the last tree will be cut down will be the day we will understand that we can't eat money. I think it goes for polution too becaseu trees help with polution. I can really feel the difference when i go in to the woods, the air is so much better and i have more energy tehre. Where i live there is just too much polution to breeze lol and polution can cause so many diseases that peopel can get sick just becaseu they work in the city.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
1 Sep 09
I just saw that you are from Pune. I heard the news that there are many swine flu patients in Mumbai. I think it is better to take precautions effective when it comes to soemthing that affect you in a great extent. I think the fear of swine flu has reduced now a days and you can see less number of people wearning masks.