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😷” meaning: face with medical mask, sick Emoji

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😷Meaning and Description

This emoji depicts a round yellow face donning a white surgical mask. Most platforms originally depicted it with downcast eyes and a slight frown, suggesting that the emoji is feeling sad or unwell. However, in November 2020, with the release of iOS 14.2, Apple📱 made a surprising change to the expression behind the mask, replacing it with the same expression found on the emoji, giving the 😷 emoji a more optimistic feel. This change was made to reflect the widespread use of masks during the COVID-19 pandemic and to convey a more positive attitude. Following this, other platforms such as Google and Microsoft also altered their designs in the same way.

Before the global COVID-19 pandemic🦠, this emoji was usually associated with sickness, illness, medical professionals or those living in areas with high levels of air pollution. However, the ongoing pandemic catapulted this emoji into daily usage worldwide, emphasizing the importance of health precautions and social responsibility. In recent years, it has been often used when discussing COVID-19 safety measures, vaccine drives💉, or simply encouraging others to mask up.

Additionally, in a more metaphorical context, it might be used to suggest someone is keeping silent or withholding their thoughts, similar to how a mask can cover one's mouth🫢.

💡Extended reading and popular science

The meaning of emoji symbol 😷 is face with medical mask, it is related to cold, doctor, face, mask, sick, it can be found in emoji category: "😂 Smileys & Emotion" - "🤧 face-unwell".

Wikipedia: 😷 Surgical mask
A surgical mask, also known as a medical face mask, is a personal protective equipment worn by health professionals during medical procedures to prevent airborne transmission of infections between patients and/or treating personnel, by blocking the transmission of pathogens (primarily bacteria and viruses) shed in respiratory droplets and aerosols from the wearer's mouth and nose. They act as an additional barrier for the airway and are not usually designed (unless N95-rated) to completely prevent the wearer from inhaling smaller airborne pathogens, but could be still protective by filtering out and trapping most of the droplets that carry them. There is a predominance of evidence that surgical masks protect both the wearer (by filtering the inhaled air) and bystanders (by blocking down forceful exhalations from the wearer that can spread pathogens afar).Surgical masks were originally designed to protect medical personnel from accidentally breathing or swallowing in splashes or sprays of bodily fluids, but the effectiveness of surgical masks against influenza-like infections has not been confirmed by high-quality randomized controlled trials. Commonly seen surgical masks vary greatly by quality and levels of protection. Despite their name, not all surgical masks are appropriate to be used during surgery. Surgical masks may be labeled as surgical, isolation, dental or medical procedure masks. Chinese health officials distinguish between medical (non-surgical) and surgical masks.Surgical masks are made of a nonwoven fabric created using a melt blowing process. They came into use in the 1960s and largely replaced cloth facemasks in developed countries. The dark blue (or green) side of the mask (the fluid-repellant layer) is to be worn outward, with the white (absorbent) layer on the inside. With respect to some infections like influenza surgical masks could be as effective (or ineffective) as respirators, such as N95 or FFP masks; though the latter provide better protection in laboratory experiments due to their material, shape and tight seal.The use of surgical masks during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a subject of debate, as mask shortage is a central issue. Surgical masks are popularly worn by the general public all year round in East Asian countries like China, Japan and South Korea, especially during allergy and flu seasons, to reduce the chance of spreading airborne diseases to others, and to prevent the breathing in of airborne pollens or dust particles created by air pollution (dust masks are more effective against pollution.) Additionally, surgical masks have become a fashion statement, particularly in contemporary East Asian culture bolstered by its popularity in Japanese and Korean pop culture which have a big impact on East Asian youth culture. 🔗 Surgical mask
🌐: قناع الجراحة, Cərrahi maska, Медицинска маска, ডাক্তারি মুখোশ, Chirurgická maska, Mundbind, Mund-Nasen-Schutz, Χειρουργική μάσκα, Máscara quirúrgica, ماسک جراحی, Suu-nenäsuojain, Masque chirurgical, מסכה רפואית, Masker medis, Maschera chirurgica, 수술용 마스크, Topeng pembedahan, Chirurgisch mondmasker, Medisinsk munnbind, Półmaska, Máscara cirúrgica, Медицинская маска, Chirurgická maska, Maska mjekësore, Munskydd (sjukvård), หน้ากากอนามัย, Cerrahi maske, Медична маска, Khẩu trang y tế, 外科口罩.

😷Examples and Usage

🔸 Cannot stand the smell of smoke😷.
🔸 Be very careful what you say, as disaster emanates from careless talk😷.

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😷Popularity rating over time

Date Range: 2018-05-27 - 2023-05-14
Update Time: 2023-05-21 17:13:20 UTC
😷and in the last five years, the popularity of this emoji has undergone several large changes.In 2020-03,2020-04 And 2020-07, its popularity showed the biggest increase.In 2018 and 2019, the trend of its popularity converge.

😷Basic Information

Emoji: 😷
Shortname: face with medical mask
Apple Name: face with medical mask
Known as: Sick | Bird Flu | Mask Face | SARS | Surgical Mask
Codepoint: U+1F637 Copy
Shortcode: :mask: Copy
Decimal: ALT+128567
Unicode Version: 6.0 (2010-10-11)
Emoji Version: 1.0 (2015-06-09)
Categories: 😂 Smileys & Emotion
Sub Categories: 🤧 face-unwell
Keywords: cold | doctor | face | face with medical mask | mask | sick

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