Respect the Mask

CDC guidance on masks for everyone to be issued today. Likely patterned after “Interim Guidance for the Use of Masks to Control Seasonal Influenza Virus Transmission“, but with A COVID-19 spin.

Masks do not make you invincible. Wearing one (even the N95 itself) does not empower you to ignore “Distancing .. Physical, not Social (please)” .. you still need to maintain our ‘new normal’ habits:

  • Wash your hands
  • Don’t touch your face
  • Stay 6′ from everyone

Any mask (even a scarf) will give you some protection from some spray droplets from others (and others from yours, should you sneeze), but not 100%, and not from aerosolized droplets.

As always: “I’m not a Doctor ..” .. listen to the advice of the CDC or your healthcare provider.

Stay connected. Stay safe. Stay home.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

2 Responses to Respect the Mask

  1. Homeless says:

    small typo – N95 , not M95

  2. Thanks! I’d spotted that last night while researching the next post. I appreciate the proofreading.

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