As of April 2021, the numbers of infected individuals have been rising in many regions; given the lack of strong action, we expect it will continue to rise. Despite this, we have witnessed many communities who have successfully eliminated COVID-19, returning to normal life; your community can do it too.
The masks that are generally used by the public can be quite ineffective as a result of being very leaky, allowing in some cases up to 80% of airborne particles to penetrate one’s mask. This has led many individuals to the conclusion that all masks are ineffective, and worse, has resulted in giving individuals a false sense of security.
High-Efficiency Masks significantly reduce the risk of getting sick, barring the virus from our bodies, to begin with. These masks will protect us regardless of which SARS-CoV-2 variant we are exposed to. Using those masks could dramatically lower the spread of other contagious diseases such as influenza or the common cold.
The High-Efficiency Mask Based Elimination Strategy is a non-pharmaceutical intervention that can move community coronavirus transmission to Zero. They could help us eliminate the virus from our bodies, homes, and communities in a relatively short amount of time.
The low financial yields do not justify engaging in “perception management” by public relations companies, as seen for the vaccination strategy. Therefore, an effort to distribute high-efficiency masks must be organized and promoted at the community level.
The clerical and lay leaders have adopted the responsibility to galvanize and empower the broader community to protect itself and one another, regardless of state and municipal reopening strategies. They hold a unique opportunity to extend their network, even among atheists and agnostics, for the greater good of their communities.