The 22q11.2 Society

Promoting research, diagnosis, prognosis, and management of 22q11.2DS & related disorders

Please wear a mask

Wearing masks in indoor public places helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep each other safe. Some cities and regions have now enacted mandatory mask bylaws. For more information on the use of masks, please see the World Health Organization's video on masks and the International 22q11.2 Foundation's info sheet: Masks: Why, When, and How.

Check out this video by Bill Nye to see how effectively face masks work. When Bill wears a mask and blows on the candle, the candle stays lit no matter how hard he blows. The air flow from his mouth mostly cannot reach the candle. Similarly, when we wear masks, it is much harder for viruses from our mouths and noses to get into the air and infect someone else. So please wear a mask. Thank you.


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