Weighing the Options for Masking Up

June 3, 2020
The kinds of masks that keep out microparticles and best keep wearers safe are also hard to come by right now and should be reserved for healthcare workers. But research has shown that any mask is better than no mask—especially when it comes to keeping your own (possibly virus-inclusive) cooties from reaching others: If 80% of people wore a mask in public, infections would drop by almost 90%.

So what’s the best answer among the homemade and commercially available masks? Here’s the lowdown on face-covering:

The bottom line? Get your hands on a mask (or a sock) before you go out into the world. It doesn’t have to be the best, most effective mask. Think of it like exercise: You don’t have to participate in an Ironman to benefit from a little bit of getting the ol’ heartrate up. Something sure beats nothing—and you’ll be protecting the folks around you.



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