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Mask culture of various countries in the context of the COVID-19

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Faced with the global spread of Covid-19, people face each other with masks, and wearing masks has become the norm when going out.

But whether people wear masks when going out usually depends on the supply of masks. The shortage of masks worldwide and the uneven quality of mask making machines have pushed masks to the forefront. At the same time, talk about mask culture has also expanded.


Different countries have different interpretations of masks, and the influence of culture makes people in different countries show different attitudes towards masks. For example, In East Asia, wearing face masks is often seen as a collective responsibility to reduce disease transmission and can symbolise solidarity.


It is undeniable that the preventive function of masks cannot be ignored, and the collective responsibility of wearing masks to reduce the spread of diseases cannot be slackened.



Next, let's further discuss the mask culture behind the countries and the production of masks under the epidemic.


Mask culture of various countries




Face masks are commonplace in East Asia, not just for virus outbreaks but also to block air pollution and even fend off cold weather. Japan, for example, has a long history of mask-wearing dating back to the Spanish influenza outbreak of 1918-19. The practice has since become socially embedded as a self-protection ritual and part of people’s collective responsibility.


In East Asia, where memories of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) outbreak 17 years ago remain strong, wearing face masks when out has become the norm.




Many see it as a collective responsibility to reduce transmission of the coronavirus. In a more collectivist culture, the wearing of a mask takes on more significance than it does in the Western world

Since Sars, face masks as protection against pollution have been increasingly popularised in Asia by fashion designers with their “smog couture” and by celebrities including members of Korean boy band sensation BTS.


European countries and the United States


However, in many European countries and the United States, face masks are a symbol of disease in a sense, so they emphasize that only people who are sick will wear masks. while epidemic fears could temporarily reduce resistance to masks in the West, changing this deep-seated cultural aspect long-term will be difficult.



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The production of face masks


Although people in different countries have different attitudes towards masks, the global shortage of masks cannot be ignored. The role of masks in slowing the spread of diseases to a certain extent is undeniable.


Therefore, it is urgent to pay attention to the production of masks. The key to product face masks is the face mask machine and mask raw materials like non woven fabric.


Different models of masks have different standards, so we need to adopt different mask models. In view of the global shortage of masks, it is very necessary to quickly produce disposable masks for daily use, which requires special disposable mask machines and non woven.

Other types of masks like N95 and KN95 also require other different types of mask machines, like n95 mask making machine and kn95 mask making machine.


If you want to know more about the detail of mask making machine, welcome to visit our website.

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