With the shortage of N95 and surgical face masks, cloth coverings are probably the next best option. Health authorities including the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) have been encouraging people to make cloth face masks at home to guard against the spread of the coronavirus. We asked experts if they actually work against COVID-19.
Wearing face masks significantly reduced the amounts of airborne virus particles expelled from infected patients. Findings suggest surgical-style face masks could slow the transmission of coronavirus and influenza viruses.
There has been a recent debate, to wear or not to wear a mask. So we asked experts if we should wear face masks to protect ourselves against COVID-19.