Avoid the Three Cs!
CLOSED spaces with poor ventilation
CLOSE contact with anyone outside your household
Protection against COVID-19 requires doing several things together
Mask and face shield wearing is an essential part of how you can protect yourself and others. But it isn’t enough by itself. It needs to be used in combination with other forms of protection and not be seen as a cure-all.
It’s similar to road safety:
- Air bags reduce the risk of dying by about 30-40%.
When added together with seatbelts, they twoÂ together reduce risk by 65-70%.
- Add licensing, speed limits, anti-lock brakes, police enforcement, and other things to achieve very good risk reduction (well into the upper 90s).
- We need to be even more careful when we drive in more dangerous situations, such as in a snowstorm.
Protecting yourself (and others) from COVID-19 works exactly the same way: mask + physical distance + lockdown during a surge.