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International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Indexed Journal Applied Medical Research ISSN: 2149 - 2018
Applied Medical Research. 2021; 8(1):(107-159)

Non-compliance with Wearing Facemasks thru Pandemics: Reappraisal of Interconnected Dynamics

Saeed Shoja Shafti

Though immunization is the main approach for control and prevention of SARS-CoV-2, individual shielding methods, such as wearing facemasks, are similarly significant defensive conducts to decrease the risk of becoming infected with viral infections for the period of a pandemic. While medication non-compliance is a common issue for clinicians, non-compliance with shielding measures, like wearing facemasks, for prevention of infection in healthcare and community settings is rather a new problem. On the other hand, while medication non-adherence has more an individual characteristic, non-compliance with protective methods for prevention of contamination has more a social feature. In this regard, though, maybe, neither of existing shielding measures nor the proposed strategies may promise a complete protection against the biotic dangers, certainly acting in accordance with the safety methods will increase the popular protection and health. But, why some of the people evade protective maneuvers and what is wrong with the reasonableness and awareness that is expected to be revealed by all citizens? How the gloomy sequence of dispersion of infectious diseases can be blocked or destabilized when the masses do not have confidence in favorable recommendations that are issued by the most authentic universal administrations, like World Health Organization, or the reliable and answerable native health executives. In the present article, after reviewing the background of non-compliance in medicine, and chronology of wearing facemasks for prevention of infection in community settings, the route of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), and evidential analysis of community masking has been talked over. In addition, after appraisal of plausible interconnected psychodynamic and/or psychopathologic factors, the problem solving strategies, like increasing awareness through education and feedback, and necessity of collaboration between health care practitioners and people, has been stressed. While the promotion of compliance must be the responsibility of both the health care professional and the populace, right interventions for targeting public misunderstandings about recommended shielding maneuvers can reduce preventable infection rates during pandemic, and no longer must the people be viewed as the only guilty party.