I was speaking with a medical professional about the effectiveness of wearing a mask. There are a number of different types of masks, the N95 for example actually will filter out 95% of the airborne particles. This is an especially effective mask to wear in order to prevent from getting the corona19 virus.
There are other masks that are not of that same quality but health professionals ask, actually implore everyone to wear a mask as there is a belief this will help to prevent the spread. The logic is common sense, if people cannot easily spread airborn particles containing the virus then things will obviously be better.
Where is the proof?
Well, now there is proof. Hong Kong scientists have been conducting research on hamsters to prove that masks help to reduce the rate of spread. I only wish that I could have seen the little hamsters running around with little masks on.
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