British virologists: beard increases the risk of infection COVID-19

“Hipster beards and trendy mustache interfere with the work of masks”: this warning published in the British Daily Mail virologists who study coronaviruses COVID-19. The doctors reiterated concerns all lovers of barbershop. Any dense vegetation on the face makes a defensive tools are useless against coronavirus, even if we are talking about masks of the highest quality.

Scientists explain this antifect just the hair mouth and nose are covered with a mask tightly, which means the infection can easily get into the body of the standard airborne.

There are, however, exceptions, if we are talking about a neat beard or mustache. At the beginning of the epidemic was even popular detailed instructions on what haircuts are acceptable and which only increase the risk of infection.

the doctors in this plan there are no long disputes. From the vegetation now get even those for whom bushy beard has long been a part of the personality. The same Daily Mail cites as an example the brutal paramedic from Australia. However, in Russia and their models enough — the doctor “Kommunarka” Denis Protsenko, for example, considerably shortened his characteristic beard.

So to shave or not to shave? That is the question! In fact, even among experts on this issue there are different opinions.

the American Center for control and prevention of diseases long before the coronavirus recommended that men shave off his beard during epidemics of influenza. According to experts, facial hair is a thousand times increases the chance of infection. The study was conducted for 36 types of beards and mustache. The main emphasis was on whether the mask is effective to protect man depending on the amount of hair on the face. For clarity made in the table: test passed 13 styles among which were mainly the mustache.

But a thick and long beard doesn’t fix the mask on the face, it loosely. This increases the likelihood of becoming infected. And recommendations relate not only to the crownsof avirus, and all types of acute respiratory infections.

Beard can be a real hotbed of bacteria and various infection. For example, he fell ill bearded, he coughs, sneezes, and tiny droplets of mucus and sputum with infection are deposited on thick hair. With the same success they remain “coughs and sneezes” off from other noses, and mouths.

an Interesting study was conducted by the doctors from a Swiss clinic Hirslanden. They found that bearded “hipsters” aged 18 to 76 years of germs and bacteria in the hair more than wool in long-haired dogs!

Beard requires constant hygiene. Her need to constantly wash, not just water, and shampoos. If on skin there is a rash, you need to use a special antiseptic. So in fairness, we note that those who care for a beard, have exactly the same chance to get that clean-shaven men.

But American actor Jim Carrey is not going to follow the recommendations of the CDC and, in contrast, offers not to shave during the quarantine. In their social networks, he even launched a challenge to growing beards until the end of the pandemic and published their photo with a light stubble.

Day 1. I’m growing a beard until we all go back to work. I’ll post the reg pics so you can marvel at the miracle of my transformation meaningless. Normally, I try to stay on the cutting edge of entertainment. Now I shall conquer the uncutting edge. Please join me. #letsgrowtogether

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 23, 2020

However, there is one “but”. If suddenly to his dismay, bearded man will be in the hospital in serious condition and will require respiratory support, doctors will shave. Facial hair will interfere when connected to the ventilator.

In General, look at whether the epidemic of the coronavirus to influence fashion trends, hit them.t whether the infection is in the barbershop. And break up if the hipsters with their trendy mustaches and beards on quarantine.