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The 2nd grade students of Santa Monica School receive a talk to raise awareness of the use of masks to protect loved ones.
The return to normality
At a time when we can already glimpse the return to an almost “normality” in our society, it is important to make society aware of the importance of the use of masks in certain situations. Covid-19 is still present in our lives, so precautions must be taken to protect the most vulnerable people.
Protecting people with Cystic Fibrosis
In the case of the Respiralia Group, we must focus on the protection of people with Cystic Fibrosis. The medical team of the Son Espases Hospital has advised that those children who have sisters or brothers with Cystic Fibrosis wear the mask when they go back to school after the Easter vacations.
A story to normalize this situation
To raise awareness among 7 and 8 year olds, it is necessary to do it in a fun way. Through a story in which situations similar to those we are living through are experienced, it is easier to understand that someone wears a mask. Seeing a classmate wearing a mask, even if it is not mandatory, should be normal, as they are most likely wearing it to protect a loved one.
Does people know what the mask it wears is for?
It is essential for persons to know why they wear a mask and, once they know why, to choose which type of mask to wear. Many children have decided that they will not remove their masks, but when asked why they do so, most answer that it is to protect themselves from Covid-19.
The truth is that surgical or hygienic masks, whether classic or designer masks to match clothing, do not meet the conditions to protect the person wearing them.
In this activity it was emphasized that each person should know that if he/she wears a mask that is not FFP2 or equivalent, he/she is protecting the people around him/her, but not him/herself.