Senior Physician (Internal Medicine) Singapore Medical Specialists Centre MBBS (S’pore), MRCP (UK) Internal Medicine
Masks are useful for preventing those who are sick from infecting those who are well. The surgical mask is enough to stop droplet transmission. There is no need to wear the N95 mask.
I WAS on vacation in Japan around Christmas when I first heard the news on CNN, of a strange virus that was causing pneumonia in a cluster of patients in Wuhan. On reading the report on my smartphone, I felt a shiver down my spine. This was because the description of the illness resembled the "...