In an article in The Strategist, the author referred to Dr. Yi Cui proposing facial tissues (specifically Kleenex, but not sure if this is because of sponsorship $ or the brand is better than others) as added filters in cloth masks. You may not think the humble tissue would do much against a pandemic virus, but Stanford materials science and engineering professor Yi Cui, who co-authored a study on the best household materials for faceContinue…
Researchers used the Fugaku supercomputer to model the flow of virus particles from people wearing different types and combinations of masks, according to the study released by research giant Riken and Kobe University on Thursday.A single surgical-type mask, made of non-woven material, had 85 per cent effectiveness in blocking particles when worn tightly around the nose and face.But adding a polyurethane mask on top increased the effectiveness to just 89 per cent.
Source: Two face masks no better than one at blocking viral spread, Japanese supercomputer shows
Face mask brackets may reduce your cloth mask’s effectiveness. Here’s what AltPPE.net recommends instead.
Siddhartha Vermaa), Manhar Dhanakb), and John Frankenfieldc) have published simulations that suggest that cloth masks work a lot better than masks with valves at preventing the spread of Covid-19 and other viruses. Whether or not this works the same in real life, it is something to consider when choosing what to use. It is likely that practical concerns are key in this. If you are a frequent face toucher, or someone who sweats aContinue…
A very good article in plain English about how NOT to wear a mask.
Source: How NOT to Wear a Mask | The Times in Plain English
Nigerian fashion designer Sefiya Diejomaoh likes to wear bright, bold clothes to match her personality. She believes a global pandemic should not get in the way of her sense of style.
Source: Fashion in the times of Covid-19: Style-conscious Africans turn compulsory masks into fashion accessories – fashion and trends – Hindustan Times
New fabric technology may help to make a new generation of face masks that are more comfortable yet more effective.
Sonovia’s reusable anti-viral masks are coated in zinc oxide nano-particles that destroy bacteria, fungi and viruses, which it says can help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Source: Israeli mask maker Sonovia expects 99% coronavirus success after lab test – The Jerusalem Post
Home-made cloth face masks likely need a minimum of two layers, and preferably three, to protect against COVID-19, a new study finds.
Source: Face mask safety: Two or three layers best to protect against coronavirus, study finds – CNN