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*University of Waterloo researchers find most cloth masks are only 10% effective
*Researchers warn most cloth masks do not cover the face properly 
*N95 or KN95 masks were found to be the most effective at filtering aerosols
*Study also found that even 'moderate ventilation' matches the best of masks in terms of protection against COVID-19
*Mask debate remains contentious in the country as delta variant spreads '

Most blue surgical face masks used by many during the pandemic are not enough to avoid people from being infected with COVID-19, an alarming new study has found.

The study from the University of Waterloo in Canada showed N95 or KN95 masks did the best job in containing aerosol droplets from the wearer's mouth.

The blue, cloth surgical masks that have become popular during the pandemic were found be only 10 percent effective as it doe not cover the face properly.


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*University of Waterloo researchers find most cloth masks are only 10% effective
*Researchers warn most cloth masks do not cover the face properly 
*N95 or KN95 masks were found to be the most effective at filtering aerosols
*Study also found that even 'moderate ventilation' matches the best of masks in terms of protection against COVID-19
*Mask debate remains contentious in the country as delta variant spreads '

Most blue surgical face masks used by many during the pandemic are not enough to avoid people from being infected with COVID-19, an alarming new study has found.

The study from the University of Waterloo in Canada showed N95 or KN95 masks did the best job in containing aerosol droplets from the wearer's mouth.

The blue, cloth surgical masks that have become popular during the pandemic were found be only 10 percent effective as it doe not cover the face properly.

That's not really news.   It's been established for a long time that while masks protect the wearer to some degree, they mostly protect others from infected people who wear them.

Depending on how well they fit and what materials are used, 10% to 60% of infectious particles are stopped by cloth masks.    They are less effective in protecting the wearer from infectious particles, but still offer some protection.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20584862/

 

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The vast majority of face masks that consumers were are ill fitting and don't protect anyone really.  10% is trash.  They don't protect themselves or others. 

If condoms and other birth control methods were only 10% effective, no one would use them because they would be worthless.  If pain medications were only 10% effective there would be no market for them.

Face masks are fine for a virus that spreads through larger droplets.  They are not for virions in the air.  Covid was thought to be mostly spread through larger droplets initially, but indoor airborne spread has realistically been the largest mechanism for infection.  Fauci and many other people knew that consumer grade face masks were worthless.

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Fauci and many other people knew that consumer grade face masks were worthless.

He sure did and told us that in the beginning.


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*University of Waterloo researchers find most cloth masks are only 10% effective
*Researchers warn most cloth masks do not cover the face properly 
*N95 or KN95 masks were found to be the most effective at filtering aerosols
*Study also found that even 'moderate ventilation' matches the best of masks in terms of protection against COVID-19
*Mask debate remains contentious in the country as delta variant spreads '

Most blue surgical face masks used by many during the pandemic are not enough to avoid people from being infected with COVID-19, an alarming new study has found.

The study from the University of Waterloo in Canada showed N95 or KN95 masks did the best job in containing aerosol droplets from the wearer's mouth.

The blue, cloth surgical masks that have become popular during the pandemic were found be only 10 percent effective as it doe not cover the face properly.


Read the rest here:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9914969/Popular-blue-surgical-face-masks-NOT-stop-people-infected-COVID-19.html

Anyone who's been to Walmart will realize that masking people is a good idea. 

Not only does it protect from transmission of COVID, but it keeps you from having to see so many ugly faces.


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Anyone who's been to Walmart will realize that masking people is a good idea. 

Not only does it protect from transmission of COVID, but it keeps you from having to see so many ugly faces.

They don't really protect from transmission of COVID, but they probably cover a lot of ugly faces.  They also show people who are the ones consuming and believing fear porn from CNN/MSNBC, etc

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They meet the requirement of a mask when you are told you need to wear one.

And they are cheap.... considering the cost of the true N95 ones.

10% effective.  Works for me  ::tippinghat::

 

     
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