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.
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.
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