What to Wear Instead of a Face Mask Bracket

Nicole in Black Sequin Mask by Lisa Aigbe

Face mask brackets may reduce your cloth mask’s effectiveness. Here’s what AltPPE.net recommends instead.

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Cloth Masks Work Better Than Valves in Scientific Visualizations/Simulations

  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…

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Style-conscious Africans turn compulsory masks into fashion accessories – Hindustan Times

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

Israeli mask maker Sonovia expects 99% coronavirus success after lab test – The Jerusalem Post

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

Face mask safety: Two or three layers best to protect against coronavirus, study finds – CNN

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