Most people know this by now, but it’s worth repeating as the temperature drops . . . Wearing a scarf will NOT stop the coronavirus from spreading.
It might be tempting to use your scarf to cover your face instead of a mask. But they don’t do a great job of blocking those tiny droplets the virus clings to. Even scarves that are tightly knit aren’t a safe bet. Because how snugly your mask fits is a big factor. And we don’t really wear scarves tight against our face like that.
Recent studies have found wearing a mask doesn’t just protect other people if you’re infected. They also give YOU some protection. So you’re also putting yourself at risk if you use a scarf.
Obviously this doesn’t mean you can’t wear scarves at all. Just make sure you wear them over your mask, not instead of your mask. (NY Post)