Since the SARS epidemic in 2002, a mask is seen as a sign of health awareness and civic duty in China, Hong Kong, and most of East Asia. As a result, most Asians share the same experience and    use masks as a signal of wanting to avoid sneezing on their neighbor; It is used to protect yourself and others and also provides an internal psychological peace for dealing with unknown viruses.
Should You Wear a Mask to Prevent Coronavirus?
More and more evidence has come to Europe, and countries now recognise the positive aspect of wearing masks, which may be helpful in certain situations, particularly in the supermarket when you cannot avoid all social interactions and it might be useful to have a mask to avoid any risk of air transmission of coronavirus.

1. We also know clearly that we touch so many things each day, and it is hard to prevent ourselves and our children from touching things around us. The masks can stop us from touching our nose and mouth and could help maintain coughetiquette.

2. This virus is transmitted by droplets and through close contact.
Droplets play a very important role; it is therefore important to wear a mask because when we speak, there are always droplets coming out of our mouths. 

3.  Most of the face masks look too serious - they look like they are only for use in hospital and when we are sick. So most sick people are not willing to wear the masks in public, especially here in Switzerland. When we wear masks, it is seen as a symbol that we are sick and this stigma makes people not want to wear the masks.

So, we create a risk for others when we have no masks and we come into contact with sick people,

for example, while using public transport, and we may also risk contracting the virus from other

non-responsible citizens.

I agree and strongly advise that the surgical masks should be the first priority for risk groups and medical staff for use in their jobs and for saving many lives.

In February, I started to contact many suppliers and develop ideas on how to create my own cotton masks, and I also did a lot of research to create my own masks with all material I could find and,

in this way, easily help people to make their own masks at home.


We are more than happy to share information on how to make the home-made masks with limited materials and apply Hong Kong doctor K Kwong developed this DIY reusable mask with changeable filter ( Kitchen paper and Tissue paper ) idea.

Creation is a part of my rebuilding and applying my knowledge to help others. We will soon return to normal life where people want to dress up again, go to work and school, party and enjoy life !