The coronavirus pandemic gave the world stories of overcoming, unusual and even curious.
This is the case of two hairdressers at a salon in Springfield, Missouri.
According to a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the two hairdressers were infected with coronavirus. Without knowing it, they continued to work in masks. The result? They prevented 139 customers from being infected.
One of the hairdressers showed the first symptoms on May 12th, continuing to work until the 20th of the same month. Without knowing it, she infected another colleague who also worked until May 20, but only showed her first symptoms at 15.
During the period in which they were infected and at work, the two women used surgical masks with a double cotton lining. Equally protected with masks, customers continued to frequent the space that suffered a reduction in their capacity to 25% with the measures imposed in the country.
“The Greene County Department of Health conducted contact tracking for all 139 exposed customers until the dates when stylists developed their first symptoms,” revealed the report by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Customers were asked to quarantine for 14 days. In the end, none showed symptoms of Covid-19.
Despite this, 67 people agreed to take the test against 72 who refused. The results revealed that those who volunteered for the test tested negative for coronavirus.
Despite doubts about the use of a mask and the likelihood of transmission, the results and data from previous epidemics “support the use of universal facial coatings as a policy to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2 “.