17th February 2020

Face Masks

Everywhere my wife and I went in Japan, we saw people wearing some kind of face mask. I had countless questions about them as I watched people wear them, put them on, take them off to eat etc. What was their effectiveness? Which is the correct / best one to be using? How many different types of masks are there and what are the differences?

We saw people wearing masks out in the open when not around other people. It felt like this was not very effectively the lifespan of the masks.

We also saw some people with complex masks, but I don't think they were more or as effective, especially when they're being removed to eat or drink or talk to others.

In the end, I started to think it’s more a practice of people containing their own germs than preventing getting sick.