August 14, 2020 Covid Public Health Updates from Waking Giants

COVID public health updates –>

Recent studies suggest that wearing face masks reduces the spread of COVID-19 on a population level, and consequently blunts the growth of the epidemic curve. Still, determining mask efficacy is a complex topic that is still an active field of research. This is made even more complicated because the infection pathways for COVID-19 are not yet fully understood and are complicated by many factors such as the route of transmission, correct fit and usage of masks, and environmental variables that are still emerging.

A recent study published in Science Magazine discusses a very thorough test of these fourteen designs of masks. The bottom line is that any mask that covers the nose and mouth will be of benefit and any mask with a valve or a bandana should not be considered.