A little about myself.
I am an IT technician, participate in many projects, some HTML work, and reading a lot. I also contribute articles to IT magazines about Open Source Software as a core member of Japan Apache Users Group. I've been in computer related fields from 1978. starting in college, nuclear physics major, I had to take a class in FORTRAN and that was it, I was hooked on the machines. I started working first as an application programmar at a system development
company. Then moved on to a system integration company, and specializing in data communication, small & mid size systems. I run a small intranet at home, a router, Windows Servers, Windows Desktops and CentOS Linux . The Linux runs DNS, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, and POP3 making it nice for software testing and development.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Face masks help prevent swine flu infection?

Japanese medical authorities say that it's very important to prevent swine flu to wash your hands, rinse your mouth and wear face mask. I believe that wash your hand and rinse your mouth are effective way. But I doubt whether face mask can prevent swine flu.

It might be true that some surgical masks help stop droplets from spreading, if used correctly, flu mask are more likely to reduce flu risk, at least better than not to wear them. But honestly speaking, you can't count on those disposable masks to completely protect you against the swine flu.

Before swine flu is raging, I have been in a habit of washing  my hands with soap. It's far more important than flu mask.


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