After surveying many YouTube videos for face masks, I condluded that I could design a better cloth mask. Many designs I viewed did not seal the gap between the mask and cheek bones — particularly when worn by someone who has a prominent nose, like me.
The CDC now recommends that everyone cover their face with cloth when out in public. We can’t know when we have become infected. Between 25% and 60% of those infected show no symptoms though they are shedding the virus and infecting others.
Cloth doesn’t block the virus. It only reduces the virus-laden micro droplets we generat when we cough, sneeze, and exhale. Virus can remain active in these airborn droplets for three hours. When you wear a cloth face cover, you reduce the chance of inadvertently being a vector and infecting other people.
FACE COVERING IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING!
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